Dr. Pinkie Gordon Lane, LSU Press author and former Louisiana Poet Laureate, died on December 3rd at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center after a short illness. She is the author of eight volumes of poetry, including Elegy
for Etheridge: Poems and Girl
at the Window: Poems. Dr. Lane had a distinguished career as an educator, as well. She was the first African-American to recieve a doctorate from LSU (1967) and taught English at Southern University for 27 years, serving 12 years as the department chair.
Our thoughts are with her family. Read the obituary in The Advocate.