Jan 9, 2013 5:43 PM by KATC

New Iberia gallery presents poetry night

A&E Gallery in New Iberia presents A Midwinter Poetry Night on Saturday, January 19th from 6 PM- 8 PM. The evening will feature Louisiana Poet Laureate, Julie Kane as well as two local poets, Clare Martin and Dianne Moore. Area poets are welcome to read at Open Mic. Free and open to the public.

A native of Boston, Julie Kane has lived in Louisiana since 1976 and is the 2011-2013 Louisiana Poet Laureate. Her poetry collections include Jazz Funeral (Story Line Press, 2009), which received the Donald Justice Poetry Prize, and Rhythm & Booze (University of Illinois Press, 2003), a winner of the National Poetry Series and finalist for the Poets' Prize. A former George Bennett Fellow in Writing at Phillips Exeter Academy, New Orleans Writer-in-Residence at Tulane University, and Fulbright Scholar at Vilnius Pedagogical University in Lithuania, Julie teaches at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, where she is a Professor of English and Creative Writing.
Clare L. Martin's debut collection of poetry, Eating the Heart First, was published fall 2012 by Press 53 as a Tom Lombardo Selection. She is a lifelong resident of Louisiana, a graduate of University of Louisiana at Lafayette, a member of the Festival of Words Cultural Arts Collective and a Teaching Artist through the Acadiana Center for the Arts.
Diane M. Moore, a native of Franklinton, Louisiana, has lived in New Iberia for almost fifty years and calls herself a transplanted Cajun; however, she now spends part of the year in Sewanee, Tennessee, where she has a cottage on the campus of the University of the South. Diane is a writer of books, short stories, articles, and poetry.  Her latest published book is a book of poetry, Everything Is Blue. 
Please join us for a warm evening of poetry. A&E Gallery is located at 335 W. St. Peter St. in New Iberia.

For more information, contact Margaret Simon at margaretsmn@gmail.com



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