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Center for the Book

Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

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701 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
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Contact us

Louisiana
Center for the Book

Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

If you are looking for Information on author submission criteria, follow this link or email the Louisiana Book Festival Office with questions concerning author submissions.

SEND US EMAIL
(225) 219 - 9503
Louisiana Center for the Book
701 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Authors

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Bill Lavender
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Bill Lavender's most recent books of poetry include I of the Storm, While Sleeping, look the universe is dreaming, and Guest Chain. He is the editor of Another South: Experimental Writing in the South. His writings have appeared in numerous print magazines including Jubilat, New Orleans Review, Gulf Coast Review, Skanky Possum, YAWP, and Fell Swoop, and web publications including Exquisite Corpse, E•ratio, CanWeHaveOurBallBack, Moria, Baddog, Poets Against the War, Big Bridge, and Nolafugees.

Memory Wing

A memoir in verse that explores the outer reaches of truth: of memory, language and art. Loosely based on the tripartite structure of The Divine Comedy, this poem appears as a simple memoir in lyrical and immediately accessible language, yet it works by accumulation to question the very fact of memory and the foundations of truth and identity. This is a poem that reads as easily as a memoir but which is as dense with allusion as one of The Cantos. As Andrei Codrescu has said of it: "This is a grand American long poem Doc Williams would be proud of."

 

2 PM – 2:30 PM

State Library, Capitol View Room

Book Talk

Memory Wing

 

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Barnes & Noble Tent

Book Signing