Programs by Genre - Poetry

9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Capitol Park Event Center, Meeting Room
Louisiana Poets: A Literary Guide
Catharine Savage Brosman, Olivia McNeely Pass, and Gail White with John Gery

9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Capitol Park Event Center, Glass Room
A Conversation with Louisiana Poet Laureate John Warner Smith
with Jack Bedell

10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Capitol Park Event Center, Meeting Room
Father and Daughter: Poetry with the Cooleys
Nicole Cooley, Of Marriage
Peter Cooley, World Without Finishing

11:15 a.m. to Noon
Capitol Park Event Center, Meeting Room
Louisiana Poets I
Dylan Krieger, The Killer Wart
Clare L. Martin, Crone
Marian D. Moore, Louisiana Midrash
Alison Pelegrin, Our Lady of the Flood
Brad Richard, Parasite Kingdom
with John Warner Smith

Noon to 4 p.m.
State Library, Lobby
Poetry-To-Order
GennaRose Nethercott and Cassandra de Alba will compose free custom poetry written on the topic of your choice – by individual request.

12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Capitol Park Event Center, Meeting Room
Ô Malheureuse: French Writings by Louisiana Women
Viola Fontenot, Michelle V. Johnson, Catherine Lowe, and Brenda Mounier
with Ashlee Michot

12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Capitol Park Event Center, Glass Room
Poetry and Dreams
Rodger Kamenetz, Yonder
Kezia Vida, The Dreaming I

1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Capitol Park Event Center, Meeting Room
Louisiana Poets II
Katie Bickham, Mouths Open to Name Her
Darrell Bourque, migraré
Merrill Guillory, Voices: A Collection of Poetry
Jennifer Reeser, Indigenous: Poems
Cody Smith, Gulf: Poems
with John Warner Smith

2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Capitol Park Event Center, Meeting Room
I Hear Louisiana Singing: A Walt Whitman 200th Birthday Celebration
Jack Bedell, Darrell Bourque, Mona Lisa Saloy, Martha Serpas, and Cody Smith
with J. Bruce Fuller
This program made possible in part by funding from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.

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