Ensemble performed at First United Methodist Church in Columbus on April 22 for the Keenager Luncheon. Pictured are (back row from left) Diane Ford, Laura Sandifer, Patti Gildea, Aidan Dunkelberg, Lucy Sandifer, Hope Bassett, Jessica Smith, (front row from left) Trudy Gildea, Jan Atkins, Cassie James, Abbey Swartzendruber, Gracie Swartzendruber, and Scott Sandifer.
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.