Louisiana Poet Laureate and LSU Press Author Ava Leavell Haymon to read from latest collection
POSTED: Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 4:00pm
UPDATED: Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 4:04pm
BATON ROUGE, LA — LSU Press invites the public to celebrate the publication of Eldest Daughter by the newly appointed state poet laureate, Ava Leavell Haymon, on Sunday, September 15 at 3:00 p.m. at the LSU School of Music Recital Hall, located on the corner of Dalrymple Drive and Infirmary Road in Baton Rouge.
The event is free and will be followed by a signing and reception. Copies of the book will be available for purchase from Cottonwood Books.
Eldest Daughter explores a woman’s life in the mid-twentieth-century American South, along with wider concerns about family lies and truths, and a culture that supports or forbids clear speech. Haymon is also the author of the poetry collections Why the House Is Made of Gingerbread, Kitchen Heat, and The Strict Economy of Fire, all published by LSU Press. She teaches poetry writing in Baton Rouge, and directs a writers’ retreat center in the mountains of New Mexico.