Kane and Sexton Featured Poets for Women’s History Month Friday, Mar 18 2011 

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN, will be holding a lunch hour poetry reading featuring the work of Julie Kane and Anne Sexton.  The reading will take place on Wednesday, March 23, from 12:30 to 1:30 in CH 217.  Faculty, staff, and students will read selected poems by Kane and Sexton.  For more information, contact Professor Susan McLean of SMSU.

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Reading at Xavier University of New Orleans Wednesday, Mar 9 2011 

Julie will be giving a poetry reading at 6:30 PM on Thursday, March 24, at Xavier University of New Orleans.  The reading will be held in the Xavier University Administration Building, Room 105.  The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.  Contact Dr. Biljana Obradovic at bobradov@xula.edu for more information.

Reading at Alexandria Museum of Art Wednesday, Mar 9 2011 

Julie will be giving a poetry reading at the Alexandria Museum of Art on Thursday, March 9, at 7 PM.  Sponsored by LSU-Alexandria’s 2011 Cavanaugh Lecture Series, the reading is free and open to the public.  The museum is located at 993 Main Street, Alexandria, Louisiana 71309; phone 318-443-3458 for more information.

Poems by Louisiana Poets on the Radio Tuesday, Mar 1 2011 

The current Louisiana Poet Laureate, Darrell Bourque, has launched a wonderful weekly series on Public Radio Station KRVS-FM in Lafayette, Louisiana–streamed live over the Internet on KRVS.org.  Each Thursday at 3:20 PM or a few minutes later, you can hear Darrell read a poem by a Louisiana poet.  He read my “Egrets” last Thursday, but coming up is wonderful work by Yusef Komunyakaa, David Kirby, and others.  Here is the schedule through March 2011:

Below is the winter 2011 schedule for the Thursday poetry segments on KRVS:

 Jan 5                      William Wright                   “Sweet Gums” and “Winter Oaks”

Jan 13                    Barry Jean Ancelet          “City Barbershop Burns”

                                  Caroline Ancelet               “My Brother in the Water”

 Jan 20                    Caroline Ancelet               “Picture This”

                                    Randy Bates                       “Meteors”

 Jan 27                    Jack B. Bedell                     “Elvin Jones at Midnight” and         Come Rain, Come Shine”

Feb 3                     John Biguenet                   “Scrimshaw”

Feb 10                   Elizabeth Burke                 “Learning to Have Louisiana” and “My Husband’s Visit”

 Feb 17                   Ava Leavell Haymon       “How One Became Two” and “All the Men in My Family Hunt”

 Feb 24                   Julie Kane                       “Egrets”

Mar 3                    David Kirby                         “Psychodynamic Electrohelmet”

 Mar 10                 Yusef Komunyakaa         “The Leopard” and “Ode to Saxophone”

Mar 17                 Keagan Lejeune               “Bliss in Our Ten Acres of Pine” and “Inheritance”

 Mar 24                 Kevin Meaux                     “My Grandfather’s Trees”