31. We interview Louisiana poet David Middleton. Dr. Middleton grew up in North Louisiana, and our interview focuses on his poems that reflect those experiences. Middleton is professor emeritus from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, where he served as professor of English, Poet-in-Residence, Distinguished Service Professor, Alcee Fortier Distinguished Professor, and head of the Department of Languages and Literature. He has published the books The Burning Fields, As Far as Light Remains, and The Habitual Peacefulness of Gruchy. His poems have appeared in The Southern Review, The Sewanee Review, Louisiana Literature, The Lyric, and elsewhere.
- This week in Louisiana history. Dec. 25, 1861. The Trent affair ends with release of Commissioners Mason & Slidell to the British (see Nov. 8, 1861 - Confederate Commissioners James Mason & John Slidell are seized by union navy ship USS San Jacinto off the British ship "Trent" on high seas in
violation of international law. )
- This week in Louisiana.
December 20, 2013 - January 2, 2014
Traveling Smithsonian Exhibit "The Way We Worked"
Minden, LA 71055
The exhibit is sponsored by the Louisiana Endowment for the
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