Monday, March 24, 2014

Former Louisiana Poet Laureate to Read New Poetry at UNO

Megan's Guitar and Other Poems from AcadieDarrell Bourque, award-winning poet and former LOUISIANA POET LAUREATE, will be reading from his new collection of poetry, Megan’s Guitar and Other Poems from Acadie, at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, in the Lounge of the Liberal Arts Building (LA 197)

Darrell Bourque, the former Louisiana poet laureate, will read from his new collection of poetry on the campus of the University of New Orleans on Wednesday.

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Darrell Bourque, the former Louisiana poet laureate, will read from his new collection of poetry on the campus of the University of New Orleans on Wednesday, March 26.

The reading will take place at 8 p.m. in the lounge (room 197) of the Liberal Arts Building.

For more information, call (504) 280-6361.

Bourque's newest collection, "Megan's Guitar and Other Poems from Acadie," has been selected as a finalist for the 2013 Book of the Year Award in Poetry from ForeWord Reviews. Bourque served as the Louisiana poet laureate from 2007-08 and 2009-11.

About "Megan's Guitar," National Book Award-winning author Colum McCan writes, "Darrell Bourque has a unique voice that is all at once plain and melodic. These poems begin in the everyday and end in the infinite. He takes the mysterious and strips it raw. Then, somehow, he makes hope and legend rhyme. What a wonderful American poet."

Bourque is the author of several other collections including "Plainsongs," "The Doors Between Us," "Burnt Water Suite," "The Blue Boat," "Call and Response: Conversations in Verse," and "In Ordinary Light, New and Selected Poems."

Bourque is on the boards of the Ernest J. Gaines Center at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the Festival of Words Cultural Arts Collective, in Grand Coteau, La., whose mission is to bring literacy and literature programs to underserved rural communities. He is also a founding member of Narrative 4, a story exchange initiative based in Chicago.

The event is sponsored by the UNO Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing and the Ezra Pound Center for Literature. 

 

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