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Priceless Encounters

Priceless Encounters

By Robert Mann In this blog post, Robert Mann describes the surprising connections he’s made at events featuring his latest book, Kingfish U: Huey Long and LSU. For decades, my… READ MORE

The Human Zoo

The Human Zoo

By Michael Pierson A childhood memory prompts Michael Pierson to reflect on the spectacle of the Wild Woman of Cincinnati exhibition of 1856, the topic of his LSU Press book… READ MORE

On Rescuing Biodiversity

On Rescuing Biodiversity

By Johnny Armstrong In this post, Johnny Armstrong answers questions about his new book, Rescuing Biodiversity: The Protection and Restoration of a North Louisiana Ecosystem. What inspired you to write… READ MORE

Opening Space for Venezuelan Poets

Opening Space for Venezuelan Poets

By David M. Brunson In this post, David M. Brunson explains how he came to put together the bilingual anthology A Scar Where Goodbyes Are Written, a collection of poems… READ MORE

Portrait of a Steamboat Riverfront

Portrait of a Steamboat Riverfront

By Gregg Andrews To celebrate its being awarded the James V. Swift Medal for Excellence in Maritime Literature, we share here an excerpt from the introduction of Gregg Andrews’s Shantyboats… READ MORE

Sherman and the Strains of Leadership

Sherman and the Strains of Leadership

By Eric Michael Burke In this post, Eric Michael Burke recounts the circumstances that led William Tecumseh Sherman to confess, “I have not the confidence of a Leader in this… READ MORE

Meeting Ernest J. Gaines

By Ruth Laney Ruth Laney shares how an impromptu interview inspired a love of storytelling and led to a decades-long friendship with one of Louisiana’s most celebrated writers. In late… READ MORE

Living History

By Raquel Kennon Raquel Kennon reveals how her family’s lineage intersected with her academic training and resulted in a book tracing the literary and cultural legacies of slavery in the… READ MORE