Louisiana Poets A Literary Guide (Pre-order : Release date May 15, 2019)

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Louisiana Poets A Literary Guide (Pre-order : Release date May 15, 2019)


This book will not be available until after May 16, 2019

Louisiana Poets: A Literary Guide by Catharine Savage Brosman and Olivia McNeely Pass

Louisiana has long been recognized for its production of talented writers, and its poets in

particular have shined. From the early poetry of the state to the work crafted in the present

day, Louisiana has nurtured and exported a rich and diverse poetic tradition. In Louisiana

Poets: A Literary Guide authors Catharine Savage Brosman and Olivia McNeely Pass assess the

achievements of Louisiana poets from the past hundred years who, Brosman and Pass assert,

deserve both public notice and careful critical examination.

Louisiana Poets presents the careers and works of writers whose verse is closely connected to

the peoples, history, and landscapes of Louisiana or whose upbringing or artistic development

occurred in the state. Brosman and Pass chose poets based on the scope, abundance, and

excellence of their work; their critical reception; and the local and national standing of the

writer and work. The book treats a wide range of forty poets—from national bestsellers to local

celebrities—detailing their histories and output.

Intended to be of broad interest and easy to consult, Louisiana Poets showcases the corpus of

Louisiana poetry alongside its current profile. Brosman and Pass have created a guide that

provides a way for readers to discover, savor, and celebrate poets who have been inspired in

and by the Pelican State.

CATHARINE SAVAGE BROSMAN is professor emerita at Tulane University and has published

widely on French and American literature. She is author of eleven volumes of poetry, as well as

Southwestern Women Writers and the Vision of Goodness and Louisiana Creole Literature,

published by University Press of Mississippi. OLIVIA MCNEELY PASS is retired from Nicholls

State University, where she was professor of American literature and composition. She has

served as editor of the Louisiana English Journal and as associate director at the Louisiana

Endowment for the Humanities. Her work has appeared in Louisiana Review, English Journal,

Journal of Medical Humanities, and elsewhere.

To be released May 15, 2019

256 pages. 6 x 9 inches

Cloth $28.00


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