Through the auspices of the Mississippi Humanities Council Speakers Bureau, I’m honored to be giving a lecture on recent trends in Mississippi poetry to two separate audiences in the coming month. This lecture takes a sustained look at the last decade of work by Mississippi poets, a term which is tricky to define but whose trickiness lends much of the joy of the topic.
On Monday, April 25, I’ll be speaking to the Pass Christian Historical Society at the Pass Christian Public Library. And on Saturday, April 30, I’ll be giving the same lecture (and a reading) to the Mississippi Poetry Society at their annual conference at Lake Tiak O’Khata.
If anyone is in the area and would like to join, please do contact the organizers of each event — I’ll post more details as they become available.