Moorman Symposium at USM

For those in the Hattiesburg area, or anywhere within spittin’ distance, this weekend (May 2-3) USM is hosting the Moorman Symposium on Poetry, with a special focus on the relationship between the poetry of the New York School and the South — a fascinating topic, and with a list of speakers including David Lehman, Angela Ball, David Kirby, Billy Collins, Denise Duhamel, and Barbara Hamby, there’s nowhere else in the Gulf South for poets or poetry lovers to be. The symposium is, remarkably, free and open to the public; more information is available at the USM website.