Good luck (and congratulations) to the Columbus Suzuki Strings members who are headed to perform in the All-State orchestra this weekend! Violinists: Lucy and Laura Sandifer, Stephanie Smith, Abbey Swartzendruber, Cassie James and Cellist: Scott Sandifer. Safe travels! And have a great time and learn a lot!
I am a poet, translator, and professor of literature and creative writing at Mississippi University for Women, where I direct the Low-Res MFA in Creative Writing, the undergraduate concentration in creative writing, and the Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium. I have published three books of poetry, Barrier Island Suite, Time Capsules, and Landscapes and Architectures, as well as a collection of translations of the Belgian poet Paul Snoek, Hercules, Richelieu, and Nostradamus. I live in Columbus with my wife, Kim Whitehead; son, Aidan; and dog, Aleida.