Jun 23, 2011

Darrell Bourque on the Radio

Former poet laureate of Louisiana Darrell Bourque will be reading the poems from Vision/Verse 3 on the KRVS (Lafayette-Lake Charles) poetry segment, "From the Poet's Bookshelf" which airs on Thursdays at around 3:30pm (can be 3:20 to 3:35 or so---they fit the segment into other programming) on 88.7 FM. The next series will begin with a couple of poems by Catharine Savage Brosman from a new work scheduled for release from LSU Press, and then the next 10 weeks will feature the poems from this year's Vision Verse project.

Be sure to tune in if you live in the Lake Charles or Lafayette areas.

New Publications

I have had a few new publications recently. My poem "Caernarvon, LA: 1927" will be in the new issue of Crab Orchard Review. Their American South issue in which the poem appears will be out in September.

Next month I will have two poems appearing in Trigger, which is a new publication that explores art/writing collaborations. The issue will have my poem "Rayville, 1927" and a brand new poem written specifically for this project called "Traiteur Nocturne." "Traiteur Nocturne" was written in response to Ryan de la Hoz's artwork.

Also, the newest issue of The Louisiana Review is out now and has my poem "Crop Dusting: Late Season."

May 6, 2011


Added a video bar on the right side under Bibliography. You can watch videos without leaving the page. I will hopefully have a few new videos soon.

Annoucing "TRIGGER" from Status Hat!

Annoucing "TRIGGER" from Status Hat!

Apr 27, 2011

The Decision

Many of you know that I have been applying to PhD programs this semester. I am happy to report that I have accepted a spot in the University of Louisiana Lafayette PhD program in Creative Writing. I will start my doctoral work this fall. It is looking like four more years of school until I am finished. I am excited to get started on this degree.

This is all to say that I have successfully completed my MFA/MA program at McNeese. A few more loose ends to finish up and then graduation. It has been a crazy three years.

Apr 11, 2011

Interview at Swamp Lily Review

A short interview with yours truly was recently posted over at Swamp Lily Review as part of their "7 Every 7" series. http://swamplily.com/?page_id=667

Mar 4, 2011


I am making a feverish run at You Tube these days, and videos of me reading poetry are popping up everywhere. Below are some videos to distract you from whatever work you should be doing...

"Poetry's In Motion" Video from the Lake Charles American Press...

My full reading from The Porch, February 4th, 2011...

Part 1 of my reading at The Southern Writers/ Southern Writing Conference, Oxford, MS...

...and Part 2...

Jan 28, 2011

Time for an update...

I've been busy finishing my degrees, applying for PhD programs, and trying to write two books by April, but there have been a few career developments lately.

First my poems "Flood," "The Gentle Knock," and "A Lot like Venus" have been published at Swamp Lily Review. They are free to read so check it out...http://www.swamplily.com

Also, this past Tuesday night I was the guest speaker at the Writers Guild of Acadiana's monthly meeting in Lafayette, LA. I talked a bit about blogging and the pros and cons of MFA programs. Thanks to the WGA and Chere Coen for inviting me.

Myself and poet William Lusk Coppage will give a reading on Friday February 4th at The Porch Coffee House here in Lake Charles, LA. Hope to see you there...