Bornier nominated for Louisiana poet laureate position
Dr. Evelyne M. Bornier has been nominated for the 2023 Louisiana Poet Laureate position. As Louisiana’s literary ambassador for two years, the Poet Laureate travels the state encouraging fellow Louisianans to explore and engage with poetry.
Bornier, a professor of French in the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, received her PhD from Louisiana State University. Her research interests include French and Francophone literature and civilization; Louisiana French literature; French film studies; business French; translation and 19th-century British and American poetry and prose.
The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities oversees the Louisiana Poet Laureate nomination process in partnership with the Governor of Louisiana and supports Poet Laureate public programming in libraries, museums, schools, community centers and other nonprofit cultural institutions throughout the state.