Darrell Bourque

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Darrell Bourque is a former Louisiana poet laureate, the recipient of the 2014 Louisiana Writer Award, and the 2019 Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Humanist of the Year Award. Among his poetry collections are In Ordinary Light: New and Selected Poems and Megan’s Guitar and Other Poems from Acadie. His 2019 works, From the Other Side: Henriette Delille and migraré, are both sets of ekphrastic poems keyed to the paintings of Shreveport artist Bill Gingles.





12:45 pm to 1:45 pm
State Library, Fifth Floor, Capitol View Room
National Student Poets 2023 with Louisiana Poets Laureate
with Darrell Bourque, Jacqueline Flores, Miles Hardingwood, Shangri-La Hou, Kallan McKinney, Gabriella Miranda, Mona Lisa Saloy, and moderator Hannah Jones

2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Cavalier House Books Tent
Book Signing



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