103. Martha Serpas interview, part 1.
"Martha Serpas is the author of three collections of poetry, The
Diener (LSU); The Dirty Side of the Storm (W.W. Norton); and
Côte Blanche (New Issues). Her work has appeared in The New
Yorker, The Nation, Southwest Review, and Image: A Journal of
the Arts and Religion, as well as in a number of anthologies,
including the Library of America’s American Religious Poems, The
Art of the Sonnet, and Bearing the Mystery: Twenty Years of
Image. She holds degrees in English and creative writing from
Louisiana State, New York University, and the University of
Houston, and a master of divinity from Yale Divinity School. A
native of south Louisiana, she remains active in efforts to
restore Louisiana’s wetlands. Since 2006 she has worked as a
trauma chaplain at Tampa General Hospital. She teaches in the
Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston."
This week in Louisiana history. May 10, 1781. Formal
surrender of Pensacola to Galvez.
This week in New Orleans history. At the Wednesday May 9,
1832 session of the Conseil de Ville (City Council) it was
resolved "that the Mayor is and remains authorized to use the
stores necessary to complete the sidewalks "City Carre'
Banquettes" already begun. The paving material left over and
that which shall hereafter be had from this should be
exclusively used to pave Royal Street. Approved May 15, 1832
by D. Prieur, Mayor."
This week in Louisiana.
Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo
May 15th, 2015 - May 17th, 2015
Bayou St. John
Intersection of Orleans & N. Jefferson Davis Parkway, New
Orleans, LA 70119