The Louisiana Poet Laureate Presents Louisiana Poets

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The Weight of the Ripened Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781948017770
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Published: DOS Madres Press - March 18th, 2020

Poetry. These poems are poised and self-contained, humming with an internal logic and an external music that soothes and disturbs by turns. They are dense and lush, yet offer the reader uncluttered clarity.


Weathering: Poems and Recollections Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780881467345
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Published: Mercer University Press - March 2nd, 2020

Dream Logic Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9791024014265
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Published: Presses Universitaires de Rouen - March 1st, 2020

Mothers of Ireland: Poems (Southern Messenger Poets) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807170755
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Published: LSU Press - February 19th, 2020

Celebrated poet Julie Kane returns to her Boston Irish Catholic roots in this collection about mothers and daughters shaped by the forces of Irish history and Irish--American culture. Mothers of Ireland confronts how the legacy of personal trauma gets passed down to subsequent generations, with a focus on women from her family history and their paths of both pain and endurance.


An Enemy in Their Mouths Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781646621590
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Published: Finishing Line Press - May 15th, 2020

Dorie LaRue's title alludes to a line from Othello "O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains." In this searingly honest collection, the enemy is drugs, and the brains being stolen are those of our children.


After the Body: New & Selected Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781946448606
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Published: Sarabande Books - July 7th, 2020

From her first book, Aerial View of Louisiana, published in 1979, Cleopatra Mathis has given us poems that somehow manage to be elegant and visceral at once.


City of Hey Baby Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781646623365
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Published: Finishing Line Press - November 20th, 2020

Patrice Melnick's latest collection is a Dear John letter to her "old lover," New Orleans. Amidst brown scum waterlines and refrigerators taped shut like rancid clams, her post-Katrina speaker recalls the good times of the broken relationship. Many writers have conveyed the sights or tastes of the city, but Melnick excels at capturing its smells, sounds, and sweaty skin-feels.


Double Effect: Poems (Barataria Poetry) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807172759
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Published: LSU Press - August 19th, 2020

Martha Serpas's Double Effect reimagines a principle first outlined by St. Thomas Aquinas in Summa Theologica, which considers whether an action is morally permissible if it causes harm while bringing about a good result.