Now that spring is (hopefully finally) here and folks are out and about, I’m delighted to be taking part in two events here in New Orleans over the next two weeks. The first is the beloved Tennessee Williams Festival, held from 19-23 March across the French Quarter but mostly in the Hotel Monteleone. I have the great privilege and daunting responsibility of moderating a panel on New Southern Poetry, featuring the wonderful poets S. Douglas Ray, Lilah Hegnauer, and L. Lamar Wilson. The panel takes place at 10am on Saturday, the 22nd, at Muriel’s Jackson Square; a ticket or a panel pass is required for entry. More details, including how to book, are available at the TNW website.
Second, I’m honored to take part in the “Tree Talk Tuesdays” series of events at the Longue Vue House here in New Orleans, an architectural and horticultural treasure. I’ll be reading from Ecotone, starting at 12pm, on Tuesday, March 25 — this event is free and open to the public. If you’ve not been to Longue Vue before, it’s well worth the journey– especially if Andy Berhle’s sculpture A Year and One Day is still standing (i.e., if it got a reprieve). Hope to see you there.