The Entire First Baptist Church was filled with elementary school children from Starkville and Columbus playing recorder, singing and we played violins with the Philharmonia using Carnegie Hall Link-up curriculum. Across the country this setting is going on with participating symphonies. Group 2 violins participated from our Suzuki String Program.
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.