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Dining with American Writers: Gumbo with the Pulitzer King

America’s First Poet Laureate, Robert Penn Warren, authored 10 novels, 14 collections of poetry, critical studies and textbooks. He is the only writer to win a Pulitzer for both a novel and poetry. 380 more words
Dining With American Writers

Louisiana Live Oak Trees

Two remarkable poems celebrate Louisiana’s moss-laden live oak trees. The first, “I Saw in Louisiana a Live Oak Growing,” Walt Whitman wrote. He and his younger brother, Jeff, came to New Orleans in February 1848 to work for a newspaper, the New Orleans Crescent, as a journalist and Jeff as a copy boy. 607 more words

Today in Literature

Welcome to our premiere installment of Today in Literature!

September 15th through literary history…


Last Call: 5 things you may have missed on September 11

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — It’s getting late, and it’s almost time to close up for the evening. Here are some stories you might have missed today. 190 more words


'The Real' Adam Lambert wants to sell you a house full of stuff from a world famous author

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Of course you’ve heard the name Robert Penn Warren. He’s the author of the Pulitzer Prize winning book All the King’s Men… 116 more words

News With A Twist

What Robert Penn Warren Might Say about Go Set a Watchman

Earlier this month, I joined several other posters at the Faculty Lounge providing thoughts on Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman.  I commend the whole series to you but in case you are interested in what RPW might have said, I have reposted that entry here.   1,199 more words

A Force of Nature: The Life and Work of Jesse Stuart

He was born in Greenup County, Kentucky, the son of poor parents who moved from one Kentucky hill farm to another, working hard to make the land pay. 5,100 more words