Monday, April 24, 2017

voices from the bayou river

Featuring a student motivated anthology titled “Voices from the Bayou” has been produced and edited by Professor Clarence Nero and published through the Baton Rouge Community College Foundation for the purpose of allowing students a voice regarding their views relating to the shootings and historic flood in Baton Rouge over the past year. 

Proceeds from the publication will benefit English Department students and faculty:

Contributor readers from the publication: Delisa, Janee, Zachary, Latoya, Payge, and Johnathan

River also featuring:

BENJAMIN ALESHIRE is an artist based in New Orleans, LA. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Boston Review, Iowa Review, Barrow Street, and many others. He makes his living as a poet for hire in the French Quarter, writing poems for strangers on a manual typewriter. Ben also runs a small publishing cooperative called Honeybee Press, which uses letterpress printing, hand papermaking, and traditional bookbinding. He was awarded a Creation Grant from the Vermont Arts Council, as well as the Chighizola Poetry Prize from the University of New Orleans. Ben serves as assistant poetry editor for the Green Mountains Review. In 2016 he was a finalist for the Iowa Review Award in Poetry, and attended the Breadloaf Writers Conference on scholarship. Look for a new edition of his artist-book, Currency, in 2017.

will be graduating in the fall with a Bachelor's degree in English Creative Writing from LSU. She plans to create her own zine soon to publish local artists that she has met and collaborated with in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. Macy hates bios, but sees this as a good opportunity to plug her need for contributors. Ask her about it after the reading!

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