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  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”