Friday, April 09, 2010

Poets @ Meadows Museum, Shreveport, on Sunday, April 18, are Dorie LaRue and David Havird; hear them at 2 pm

David Havird, Shreveport
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Complementing the Second Northwest Louisiana Artists’ Triennial Competition at the Meadows Museum of Art, two Northwest Louisiana poets will be reading from their work. The featured poets on Sunday, April 18, are Dorie LaRue and David Havird, says Diane DuFilho.

The readings will take place in the museum galleries from 2:00-3:00, with book signings and refreshments from 3:00-4:00.

Dorie LaRue holds a PhD from the University of Louisiana and teaches at LSU-Shreveport. Her debut novel, Resurrecting Virgil (The Backwaters Press), won the Omaha Prize for Fiction in 2000. Her poetry collections include The Private Frenzy (University of Nebraska Press) and Seeking the Monsters (New Spirit Press). She is a recipient of a Louisiana Division of the Arts Fellowship, a Shreveport Regional Arts Council Fellowship, and four grants from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. LaRue’s work has appeared in many journals including The Southern Review, The American Poetry Review, and The Massachusetts Review.

David Havird earned his PhD at the University of Virginia and has been a member of the English faculty at Centenary College of Louisiana since 1988. Here he originated the John William Corrington Award for Literary Excellence, whose inaugural recipient was Eudora Welty in 1991. The author of articles on such Southern authors as James Dickey, Flannery O'Connor, Elizabeth Spencer, and Allen Tate, Havird has also published poems in such periodicals as Agni, The New Yorker, Poetry, the Sewanee Review, Southwest Review, and the Yale Review and online at Poetry Daily. His collection, Penelope's Design (Texas Review Press), was the 2009 winner of the Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize.

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