Diane Marquart Moore



Diane Marquart Moore, whose paternal grandmother descended from Cajuns exiled to Louisiana from Pisiguit, is a poet who has authored 44 books and published short stories, articles, and poetry. She has been a magazine editor and a newspaper feature writer and columnist in the United States and in Iran during the reign of the Shahanshah. Moore writes a regular blog at A Word’s Worth. She divides her time between New Iberia, Louisiana and Sewanee, Tennessee.


2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
State Library of Louisiana, Capitol View Room
Louisiana Poets, Part II

3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


A Slow Moving Stream

In her book, A Slow Moving Stream, poet Diane Moore follows the languid Bayou Teche from its source at Port Barre to Morgan City, Louisiana where it empties into the mighty Atchafalaya River, making a journey that traces Cajun origins in a lovely, lonely landscape.

She unveils the characters and events from the late 18th century when the Cajuns fled their native Pisiguit, Nova Scotia to present-day oil wealthy Acadiana. Included are poems inspired by the Great Flood of 1927, a Civil War battle near Franklin, Louisiana, and swamp life. In her poetry, she explores spiritual ties among a people who built homes and enterprises along “a slow-moving stream," the Bayou Teche.

The book is illustrated with photographs by botanist Dr. Victoria I. Sullivan, a painting by Morris Raphael, and the glasswork for the cover was done by Karen Bourque.


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