On the Friday after Thanksgiving, the Group Violins and Orchestra played their traditional Welcome to Santa concert at Leigh Mall in Columbus. It was great to welcome holiday shoppers with some Suzuki music!Earlier, in September, a group of Ensemble students joined the Starkville-MSU Symphony for their String Symposium, performing some truly advanced pieces with the symphony.
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.