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Jack B. Bedell





Jack B. Bedell is Professor of English and Coordinator of Creative Writing at Southeastern Louisiana University where he also edits Louisiana Literature and directs the Louisiana Literature Press.  His latest collections are Bone-Hollow, True: New & Selected Poems, Call & Response, Come Rain, Come Shine, What Passes for Love and At the Bonehouse, all published by Texas Review Press (a member of the Texas A&M Press Consortium). His work has appeared in the Southern Review, Sport Literate, The Fourth River, Hudson Review, Connecticut Review, Paterson Literary Review, Texas Review, Southern Quarterly, and other journals.  Bedell is the recipient of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Humanist of the Year award and the Governor’s Award for Artistic Achievement, and he is a three-time finalist for Louisiana Poet Laureate. He and his wife Beth have three children, Jack, Jr., Samuel Eli, and Emma Louise.



Twitter: @jackbedell


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2010 - present

2010 - present

Yellow Flag Press Titles
  • Elliptic (Chapbook, 2016)

Also By This Author
  • Down to the Dark River: Contemporary Poems about the Mississippi River [Ed.] (Louisiana Literature Press, 2015

  • Bone-Hollow, True: New & Selected Poems (Texas Review Press, 2013)

  • Call and Response [with Darrell Bourque] (Texas Review Press, 2010)

  • French Connections: A Gathering of Franco-American Poetry [Ed.] (Louisiana Literature Press, 2007))

  • Come Rain, Come Shine (Texas Review Press, 2006)

  • Greatest Hits (Puddinghouse Press, 2004)

  • What Passes for Love (Texas Review Press, 2001)

  • At the Bonehouse (Texas Review Press, 1998)

  • Sleeping with the Net-Maker (Devil’s Millhopper Press, 1995)



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