Darrell Bourque is a former Louisiana poet laureate and the 2014 recipient of the Louisiana Book Festival Writer Award. The author of several collections of poems, his Where I Waited (Yellow Flag Press) is written in the voices of four Louisiana music legends. His latest book is Megan's Guitar and Other Poems from Acadie (ULL Press) and his forthcoming new work is Love Bridge.
Noon to 12:45 p.m.
State Library of Louisiana, Capitol View Room
Down to the Dark River
1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
State Capitol, House Committee Room 5
A Chainsaw Guy, a Poet, and a Book Angel
Down the River Dark: Contemporary Poems about the Mississippi River (contributor)
Down to the Dark River: Contemporary Poems about the Mississippi River contains the work of 100 poets, including Dick Allen, Joseph Bathanti, Kelly Cherry, Malaika Favorite, Ava Leavell Haymon, Yusef Komunyakaa, Ted Kooser, Linda Pastan, Virgil Suarez, and Natasha Trethewey.
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