A big thank you to the Sandifers and Diane Ford for organizing an orchestra picnic this year! And thanks to all the parents (and children) who brought food for the potluck and came to Lee Park to have fun together. It was a great afternoon, and the weather was perfect, at least until it was time to go home.
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.