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Contact: Christine Payton Jan. 23, 2012
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu
New Orleans poets Dave Brinks and Megan Burns will give a free poetry reading on Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in H.L. Griffin Hall. This event is a project of the Deep South Reading series and the Creative Writing Program in the English Department at UL Lafayette.

Dave Brinks is a poet, essayist, journalist and biographer. His family heritage is Acadian French and Choctaw. He is publisher of Trembling Pillow Press books as well as the magazine ENTREPÔT, The Brain Trust News in Arts and Letters. In addition, he is editor-in-chief of YAWP: A Journal of Poetry & Art, director of 17 POETS! Literary & Performance Series, and founder of the New Orleans School for the Imagination.

His works have appeared in journals, magazines and anthologies throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Additionally, they have been featured on NPR, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, National Geographic Traveler and Louisiana Cultural Vistas. Brinks is the author of six books including the critically acclaimed The Caveat Onus (Black Widow Press, 2009). His latest book, The Secret Brain: Collected Poems 1996-2012, is forthcoming (Black Widow Press, 2012).

Megan Burns is a poet, performer, essayist, and editor. She is co-editor at Trembling Pillow Press and publishes the poetry magazine Solid Quarter, dedicated to poets working in the tradition of the long poem. Her poetry has been most recently published in Drunken Boat, Trickhouse, New Laurel Review, YAWP Journal and the Big Bridge New Orleans Anthology.

Her book Memorial + Sight Lines was published in 2008 by Lavender Ink. She has two chapbooks: Frida Kahlo: I am the poem (2004) and Framing a Song (2010) from Trembling Pillow Press. She coordinates the weekly 17 Poets! Featured Reader Calendar. Burns has two forthcoming books of poetry entitled Sound & Basin (forthcoming from Portals Press, summer 2012) and Carville: Village of Forgotten Names. She has two chapbooks coming out in 2012 as well, "a city/ bottle boned" (dancing girl press) and irrational knowledge (fell swoop press).

The reading is free and open to the public. Funding is provided by the English Department and the College of Liberal Arts at UL Lafayette.

For more information, contact Dr. Marthe Reed at 337-482-5503.


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