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  • Poet Maya Angelou remembered at memorial service

    June 7, 2014 12:21 PM

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is remembering poet, orator and sage Maya Angelou as the first person who let her know she could be a strong, powerful and smart black woman. Obama spoke Saturday at Angelou's memorial service in a chapel at Wake Forest University. She remembered... more »
  • Louisiana Poet Laureate Ava Haymon visits McNeese

    January 31, 2014 4:59 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Louisiana Poet Laureate Ava Haymon will read from her works Saturday at McNeese State. Haymon's 7:30 p.m. appearance in Ralph Squires Recital Hall in the Shearman Fine Arts Center is sponsored by McNeese's Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program. It is free and... more »
  • Life, Laughter, and Love: An Evening with LA Poet Laureate Julie Kane

    April 19, 2012 8:45 AM

    South Regional Library will be hosting an evening with LA poet Laureate Julie Kane. Laureate Julie Kane will read excerpts from her books and discuss individual works. This program is funded under a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the... more »
  • Poet Nikki Giovanni to speak at Grambling State

    March 13, 2012 10:36 AM

    GRAMBLING, La. (AP) - Acclaimed poet Nikki Giovanni will be the next Lyceum Series speaker at Grambling State University. The News-Star reports Giovanni will speak Thursday at 6 p.m. at Grambling's T. H. Harris Auditorium. Giovanni has written some 30 books for adults and children, including volumes of poetry, illustrated... more »
  • Seeking Nominations for Louisiana's Next Poet Laureate

    September 24, 2010 1:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities is seeking nominations for Louisiana's next poet laureate. Past poet laureates selected include Brenda Marie Osbey and Darrell Bourque, whose term ends in May.

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