Justin Lacour lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, with his wife and three children. He is the author of five chapbooks of poems and edits Trampoline: A Journal of Poetry.
10:15 am to 11:15 am
State Library, Fifth Floor, Capitol View Room
The Louisiana Poet Laureate Presents Louisiana Poets
with Gina Ferrara, Rodney Jones, Christine Kwon, Justin Lacour, Martha McFerren, Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith, and Louisiana Poet Laureate Alison Pelegrin
11:30 pm to 12:15 pm
Cavalier House Books Tent
My Heart Is Shaped Like a Bed: 46 Sonnets
The poems in My Heart is Shaped Like a Bed: 46 Sonnets "walk the thin blade of slapstick and flirtation." The speaker keeps calling out in funny and fantastical ways, asking for an impossible sort of intimacy. By equal turns heartfelt and hilarious, the speaker conjures up poems populated by trees, birds, fog, cigarettes, Tom Petty, bourbon, Vicodin, books, warlocks, fireflies, dumpsters, daiquiris, scars, and stones. Although rooted in the sonnet tradition, these poems are inventive and adventurous, offering a compelling, unique poetry.
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