Tuesday, January 19, 2010


When I returned to New Iberia, Louisiana this Fall, I had no notion that I’d become part of a poetry reading with our gifted Poet Laureate of Louisiana, Darrell Bourque, or that I’d be introducing him at this reading. Paul Schexnayder, Louisiana’s outstanding folk artist, whose whimsical paintings have gained attention far and wide, has established a new gallery that he uses to showcase artists and photographers and to provide space for artists who express themselves through the written word – namely, poetry. He and Margaret Simon, a Creative Writing teacher in Iberia Parish schools,who paints portraits of our canine friends, sings with the Heavenly Choir at the Episcopal Church of Epiphany, and also writes poetry, organized the upcoming reading at Paul’s gallery, the A&E Gallery on St. Peter Street.

The A&E Gallery has become center of the Arts in New Iberia, and If you haven’t seen the flier regarding the reading, I ‘m enclosing it for you blog readers who might want to schedule this event:

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