Sat., April 19th: Wendy Taylor Carlisle

Wordlab News | Posted by Clare
Apr 12 2014

Acadiana Wordlab will next meet at:

Saturday, April 19th, 2pm
in the conference room in the
Acadiana Center for the Arts
101 W. Vermilion St.,
Lafayette, Louisiana

And will be presented by Wendy Taylor Carlisle!

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Wendy Taylor Carlisle lives in the Arkansas Ozarks. She is the author of Discount Fireworks (Jacaranda Press, 2008) and Reading Berryman to the Dog(Jacaranda Press, 2000). Among the anthologies that include her work are The Poets Grimm, (eds Jeanne Marie Beaumont and Claudia Carlson, Storyline Press, 2003), Is This ForeverOr What?: Poems and Paintings from Texas (ed. Naomi Shihab Nye, HarperCollins, 2004) and Letters to the World (ed. Moira Richards, Rosemary Starace, and Lesley Wheeler, Red Hen Press, 2007). Her chapbook, After Happily Ever After, was published as #15 in the 2River Chapbook Series. She is the author of other chapbooks including, The Storage of Angels (Slow Water Press, 2008). Her poems have appeared widely on line and in print. She has won The Bernice Blackgrove Award for Excellence, The Lipscomb Award from Centenary College, a Passager Poetry Contest Award, and has been eleven times nominated for a Pushcart Prize and twice for Best of the Web. Wendy Taylor Carlisle’s chapbook, Persephone on the Metro, is now available from MadHat Press. More info on Wendy can be found at http://www.wendytaylorcarlisle.com/

Sat., April 12th: Valentine Pierce

Wordlab News | Posted by Clare
Apr 06 2014

Acadiana Wordlab will next meet at:

Saturday, April 12th, 2pm
in the conference room in the
Acadiana Center for the Arts
101 W. Vermilion St.,
Lafayette, Louisiana

And will be presented by Valentine Pierce!

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“We are all many things, a vessel of triumphs and trials, worlds within the worlds of all the people in our lives, singular wonders and curiosities of humanness.”

~Valentine Pierce

Valentine Pierce is a performance poet, graphic designer and artisan. Recent and upcoming publications include “LeRoi,” which was published online at http://oyansoro.com/OyaSpeaks/leroi/ and the upcoming New Laurel Review anthology. Pierce was a writer-in-residence at A Studio in the Woods in 2006 and her debut book of poetry, Geometry of the Heart, was published by Portals Press in 2007.

(Photo by Gus Bennett)

 

 

Sat., April 5th: Toby Daspit

Wordlab News | Posted by Clare
Mar 31 2014

Acadiana Wordlab will next meet at:

Saturday, April 5th, 2pm
in the conference room in the
Acadiana Center for the Arts
101 W. Vermilion St.,
Lafayette, Louisiana

And will be presented by Toby Daspit!Toby Daspit

 

Toby Daspit, the self-proclaimed “Bard of the Blue Dog Cafe,” is Associate Professor of Education and Co-Director of the National Writing Project of Acadiana at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Toby is a frequent reader in the Acadiana and New Orleans poetry scenes and conducts poetry workshops often in area schools. Toby’s poems have been published in journals and anthologies including The Quarterly, Never Bundle Review, di-vêrsé-city, and The Maple Leaf Rag. He is the author of the chapbook Anatomy of a Ghost and other poems not about you and was a featured poet for the 2010 Festival of Words in Grand Coteau, Louisiana. His most recent chapbook, Bar Coasters, was published in 2013 by Yellow Flag Press.