Friday, May 8, 2015

103. Martha Serpas interview, part 1

103.  Part 1 of our interview with poet Martha Serpas.  “Martha Serpas is the author of three collections of poetry, The Diener (LSU);  The Dirty Side of the Storm (W.W. Norton); and Côte Blanche (New Issues). Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, Southwest Review, and Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion, as well as in a number of anthologies, including the Library of America’s American Religious Poems, The Art of the Sonnet, and Bearing the Mystery: Twenty Years of Image. She holds degrees in English and creative writing from Louisiana State, New York University, and the University of Houston, and a master of divinity from Yale Divinity School. A native of south Louisiana, she remains active in efforts to restore Louisiana’s wetlands. Since 2006 she has worked as a trauma chaplain at Tampa General Hospital. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston.”
  1. This week in Louisiana history. May 10, 1781. Formal surrender of Pensacola to Gov. Galvez.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. At the Wednesday May 9, 1832 session of the Conseil de Ville (City Council) it was resolved “that the Mayor is and remains authorized to use the stores necessary to complete the sidewalks ‘City Carré Banquettes’ already begun. The paving material left over and that which shall hereafter be had from this should be exclusively used to pave Royal Street. Approved May 15, 1832 by D. Prieur, Mayor.”
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo
    May 15th, 2015 - May 17th, 2015
    Bayou St. John
    Intersection of Orleans & N. Jefferson Davis Parkway, New Orleans, LA 70119
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