I don’t write reviews often, but I was honored last summer when Swamp Lily Review asked me to do this for the newest volume by Louisiana’s newest poet laureate, Ava Leavell Haymon: Eldest Daughter. This is a collection well worth investigating, and the poems will echo in me a long time.
If you click HERE and scroll down, you will find my bio and a link to the review I wrote, as well as see all the exciting new work by ten contributors: poems, fiction, and reviews. You can also check out the archived editions of past issues of Swamp Lily Review.
I would also like to urge you to visit Ava Leavell Haymon’s website. If you look under “Media” you’ll find a really good video of her reading some of the poems from Eldest Daughter.