Darrell Bourque

Darrell Bourque, poet laureate of Louisiana 2007-2011, is the author of several volumes of poetry. Among the most recent are Where I Waited (on Amede Ardoin and other iconic figures in Louisiana Creole and Cajun music); From the Other Side: Henriette Delille (on 19th century New Orleans social activist and religious leader), and migrare’, a book of ghazals on immigration, migrations, marginalizations and the Other. He is professor emeritus in English and Interdisciplinary Humanities from University of Louisiana-Lafayette and is the recipient of the Louisiana Book Festival Writer Award (2014) and the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Humanist of the Year Award (2019). https://64parishes.org/entry/darrell-bourque