Ashley Mace Havird




Ashley Mace Havird, of Shreveport, has published two chapbooks and a full-length collection, The Garden of the Fugitives, which won the 2013 X.J. Kennedy Prize. Her poems and short stories have appeared widely in such journals as Shenandoah, The Southern Review, Southern Poetry Review and Virginia Quarterly Review. Awards for her work include a 2002 Louisiana Division of the Arts Fellowship in Literature.





11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
State Library Fifth Floor Capitol View Room
Louisiana Poet Laureate Presents Louisiana Poets, Part I

Noon to 12:45 p.m.
Book Signing


The Garden of the Fugitives


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