R290. Voice in the American Southeast: A David Kirby Tribute Panel

Room 22, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Thursday, March 8, 2018
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


Since 2003, David Kirby has served as the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Florida Humanities Council. His collection, The House on Boulevard St., was a finalist for the National Book Award. This panel honors Kirby’s legacy as a poet, teacher, and champion of poetic voice. As a figure, he speaks to Florida and Louisiana cultures and to poets past and present. Kirby himself finishes the panel with a reading.



Dorothy Chan is the author of Chinatown Sonnets, a chapbook of poetry. She was a 2014 finalist for the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship. She is the assistant editor of The Southeast Review.

David Kirby's collection The House on Boulevard St.: New and Selected Poems was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2007. His latest poetry collection is Get Up, Please. www.davidkirby.com.

Alex Quinlan is a PhD candidate in poetry at Florida State University and the editor of The Southeast Review.

MaryKatherine Callaway serves as the director of LSU Press, overseeing publishing operations for both LSU Press and The Southern Review. She also acquires LSU Press's poetry list.


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