A native of Mississippi, Benjamin Morris is the author of Coronary, Hattiesburg, Mississippi: A History of the Hub City, and Ecotone. His work has received fellowships from the Mississippi Arts Commission, Tulane University, and A Studio in the Woods. Formerly a researcher with the University of Cambridge and the Open University (UK), he is presently a member of the Mississippi Artist Roster. Visit him online at benjaminalanmorris.com.
2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Capitol Park Welcome Center, Glass Room
Louisiana Poets II
3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Published by Antenna/Press Street Press in 2017, Ecotone is a collection of poems written in residence at A Studio in the Woods in New Orleans, inspired by the environment of coastal Louisiana. Giving voice and life to an endangered landscape beset by disaster, degradation, and invasion, these poems chart the journey of an unknown group of travelers through a region renowned for its beauty and mystery. Appearing in Antenna's series of inter-arts collaborations, Ecotone features nine works by the painter Myrtle von Damitz III in a 60-page, perfect-bound, full-color edition.
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