John Gery


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John Gery has published seven collections of poetry, most recently Lure and Have at You Now!, as well as poems, literary criticism, and collaborative translations throughout the US, Europe, and elsewhere, including a book on the nuclear threat and American poetry. His grants include NEA and Fulbright fellowships. A Research Professor at University of New Orleans, he directs the Ezra Pound Center for Literature in Brunnenburg, Italy and edits the EPCL Book Series at Clemson University Press.




9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Capitol Park Event Center, Meeting Room
Book Talk
Louisiana Poets: A Literary Guide

10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing

2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Senate Chamber
Book Talk
Interview from the Edge: 50 Years of Conversations about Writing and Resistance



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