Programs by Genre - Poetry

9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Capitol Park Event Center, Meeting Room
Louisiana Poets
Kathleen Balma, From Your Hostess at the T&A Museum
Catharine Savage Brosman, Arm in Arm: Poems
Ariel Francisco, Under Capitalism If Your Head Hurts They Just Yank Off Your Head
Rodger Kamenetz, The Missing Jew: Poems, 1976-2022
Alison Pelegrin, Our Lady of Bewilderment: Poems
Sha'Condria Sibley, My Name is Pronounced Holy: A Collection of Poems, Prayers, Rememberings, & Reclamation
with Mona Lisa Saloy
11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Capitol Park Event Center, Meeting Room
A Conversation with Jericho Brown
with Mona Lisa Saloy
Jericho Brown’s appearance made possible in part by a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities with funding made possible by the state of Louisiana.
Noon to 4:00 p.m.
State Library Lobby
GennaRose Nethercott and Cassandra de Alba will compose free custom poetry written on the topic of your choice – by individual request.
12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Capitol Park Event Center, Meeting Room
The National Student Poets Program: Celebrating 10 Years of Youth Poetry and Service
Jesse Begay, Southwest Region
Winslow Hastie, Southeast Region
Emily Igwike, Midwest Region
Vidhatrie Keetha, Northeast Region
Diane Sun, West Region
with Hannah Jones and Dennis Nangle
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Capitol Park Event Center, Meeting Room
Louisiana Poets with a Special Guest
David Armand, The Evangelist: Poems
Felice Belle, Viscera (forthcoming)
Destiny O. Birdsong, Negotiation: Poems
Johnette Downing, Singing Waters: A Selection of Haiku, Senryu, and Haibun
Dean Thomas Ellis, Far Flung: Poems
Ashley Mace Havird, Wild Juice: Poems
Sunni Patterson, We Know This Place: Poems
with Mona Lisa Saloy

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