- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana poet Darrell Bourque has won the 2014 Louisiana Writer Award, given annually to recognize outstanding contributions to Louisiana’s literary and intellectual life.

Bourque’s poetry collections include Plainsongs, The Doors between Us, Burnt Water Suite, The Blue Boat, In Ordinary Light: New and Selected Poems and Call and Response: Conversations in Verse, a collaboration with poet Jack Bedell, and Megan’s Guitar and Other Poems from Acadie.

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and State Librarian Rebecca Hamilton will present Bourque with the award Nov. 1 in a ceremony at the 2014 Louisiana Book Festival. Bourque will also discuss his work and career.

Bourque, the first Friends of the Humanities Honor Professor and professor emeritus in English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, served as Louisiana Poet Laureate from 2007-08 and 2009-11.

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