I've known rivers: I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins. My soul has grown deep like the rivers. I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young. I built my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep. I looked upon the Nile and raised the pyramids
Established in 1942, the state poet laureate position in Louisiana is currently held by Jack Bedell. Bedell is the author of several books, including Bone Hollow, True: New and Selected Poems (Texas Review Press, 2013). He is also a professor of English at Southeastern Louisiana University and the editor of Louisiana Literature.
Nov 10 2018
The Louisiana Book festival is a free, single day festival held in the heart of downtown Baton Rouge in the Louisiana State Capitol, State Library of Louisiana, Capitol Park Museum, and tents on neighboring streets It features more than 250 authors and panelists discussing their books and more than 100 programs, includes the Young Readers Pavilion, where children and parents can enjoy storytelling and performances; Teen HQ, featuring bestselling and award winning young adult authors; live musical performances; cooking demos; and a wide variety of book-related activities and exhibitors. For more information visit http://www.louisianabookfestival.org/
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—Rudyard Kipling, "A Counting-Out Song,"
in Land and Sea Tales for Scouts and Guides, 1923
The woman with cheerleading legs has been left for dead. She hot paces a roof, four days, three nights, her leaping fingers, helium