Sunday, February 16, 2014

Winter Voices features Clare Martin, Diane Moore

            The winter installment of the Voices Season Reading Series will feature a special evening of literary readings by poets Clare L. Martin and Diane Moore at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb 19, at Carpe Diem! Gelato – Espresso Bar in downtown Lafayette. The event also celebrates the two-year anniversary of the reading series.
            Martin’s debut collection of poetry, “Eating the Heart First,” was published in 2012 by Press 53 as a Tom Lombardo Selection. Her poetry has appeared in Avatar Review, Blue Fifth Review, Melusine, Poets and Artists and Louisiana Literature, among others. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Dzanc Books’ Best of the Web, for Best New Poets and Sundress Publication’s Best of the Net. Martin founded and directs the Voices Seasonal Reading Series, which features new and established Louisiana and regional writers and co-coordinates Acadiana Wordlab, a weekly literary drafting workshop. She serves as Poetry Editor of MadHat Annual and Editor of MadHat Lit, publishing ventures of MadHat, Inc.
            Moore is a writer of books, short stories, articles and poetry, appearing in the Southwestern Review, Interdisciplinary Humanities, American Weave, Xavier Review, Trace, The Pinyon Review and other literary journals. Her latest book of poetry is “In A Convent Garden” and her young adult book, “Martin’s Quest,” was awarded a grant that placed it on the supplementary reading list for Social Studies in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes and was listed on the Louisiana Library Association’s reading list for accelerated students. This year, Martin published another young adult novel set in south Louisiana titled “Martin and the Last Tribe,” the third in a series about a young traiteur hero.