Senate Concurrent Resolution 635 to commend the Columbus Suzuki Strings program, especially Trudy Gildea and Diane Ford, for representing the state at Carnegie Hall was passed by the Mississippi Senate and referred to the House Rules Committee on Friday, March 10, 2017. The resolution was introduced by Senators Younger, Gollott, Massey, Butler, Harkins, Chassaniol, Horhn, Simmons, and Tindell.We are grateful for this recognition of our current success and our long history of serving our area through music: SC0635PS.
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.