Danny Heitman’s A Summer of Birds is garnering a lot of attention. Read the recent reviews in Living Bird magazine and the New Orleans
Times-Picayune. Also be sure to catch Danny on Channel 2 / WBRZ’s 2uneIn this
Sports Review Magazine recently reviewed Shooting The Pistol: Courtside Photos of Pete Maravich at LSU. Click here to read the full review.
LSU Press poet David Kirby’s new collection of poems, The House on Boulevard St. was featured May 8th on Nancy Pearl’s Under The Radar books segment during NPR’s Morning Edition. Pearl describes Kirby’s poetic style as "conversational, more or less stream of consciousness. . . . The poems, filled with specific details, invite readers into often complicated and convoluted stories, and you can never predict from the opening lines just where the poem is going to end up. For anyone who feels baffled and/or put off by poetry, Kirby’s the man to change your mind. " To read the entire review, click here.
Miller Williams’s Making a Poem: Some Thoughts about Poetry and the People Who Write It, was featured in the Los Angeles Times and praised for his ability to convey how poetry is necessary to the human spirit. Williams, professor emeritus of English at the University of Arkansas and poet for Bill Clinton’s second presidential inauguration, is also the father of singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams.
The Wall Street Journal recently reviwed Southern Modernist: Arthur Raper from the New Deal to the Cold War by Louis Mazzari, calling it "an engaging account of this indefatigable do-gooder, capturing along the way a lot of period detail about the South and about the social world that Raper was investigating." Mazzari’s is the first biography of on influential southern sociologist who advocated racial justice in an effort to modernize the South.