Sue Brannan Walker



Sue Brannan Walker is professor emerita at the University of South Alabama, where she taught literature and creative writing for thirty-five years. She has served as president of the Alabama Writers Forum, the Alabama State Poetry Society, and the Alabama Writers Conclave and is the editor and publisher of Negative Capability Press. From 2003 to 2012, she was poet laureate of Alabama. She has published ten books of poetry, a play, numerous book reviews, and many critical articles.



11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
State Library, Fifth Floor Capitol View Room
Book Talk
It’s Good Weather for Fudge: Conversing with Carson McCullers

12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


It's Good Weather for Fudge: Conversing with Carson McCullers

In It’s Good Weather for Fudge: Conversing with Carson McCullers, Sue Walker imagines a friendship and conversation with McCullers as they share memories of two women growing up in the Deep South, McCullers in Georgia and Walker in Alabama. The past becomes the present in this poem that ranges from love and war to sickness and health, fudge and friendship. Its many allusions to the life and works of Carson McCullers make it a kind of poetic biography.


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