Poet Jacobo Llano at Mississippi College

I’m proud to announce that Spanish poet Jacobo Llano visited Mississippi College last week and was able to speak to my Creative Writing: Poetry class. He also presented to Dr. Beth Stapleton’s Modern Languages students. In these presentations, he discussed poems from his latest book, El Silencio de los Peces — its sources, meaning, and form — and in my class read two of his poems in Spanish while I read them in English translation. He was warm, personable, approachable, and a natural in front of the classroom. I was able to record his reading and discussion of his poem “Authority.” Video … Continue reading Poet Jacobo Llano at Mississippi College

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Poetry at Millsaps Today

Earlier today, Millsaps College had scheduled the Jamaican poet Claudia Rankine to visit campus and read her poetry. She’s the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry at Yale University, and unfortunately her flight was snowed in, so she couldn’t make it. In her … Continue reading Poetry at Millsaps Today

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Accepted to the St. Augustine Writer’s Conference…

Very good news — I’ve been accepted to the St. Augustine Writer’s Conference this year. The workshop has great faculty, including Oprah book club selection author Connie May Fowler and David Paul Kirkpatrick, a former President of Paramount Pictures and formerly Production President for Disney and for Touchstone Pictures. I’m very grateful for the opportunity and look forward to working on my poetry at the workshop with Sascha Feinstein and Parneshia Jones. Continue reading Accepted to the St. Augustine Writer’s Conference…

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