Poet-in-Residence Holds Reading at Nicholls

THIBODAUX — Award-winning Nicholls State University poet Dr. David Middleton will read from his new book of original poems, “Fiddler on Driskoll Hill,” at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 in the Plantation Room of the Bollinger Student Union.

The book is now for sale in the campus bookstore for $18.95. Middleton will be on hand signing copies of his book from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. the same day.

Until his retirement in 2010, Middleton served as Nicholls’ distinguished service professor, Alcee Fortier professor and head of the Department of Languages and Literature. Middleton serves as Nicholls’ poet-in-residence.

Middleton has published several collections of his poetry, including “The Burning Fields” (LSU Press, 1991), “As Far as Light Remains” (The Cummington Press, 1993), “Beyond the Chandeleurs” (LSU Press, 1999) and “The Habitual Peacefulness of Gruchy: Poems After Pictures by Jean-François Millet” (LSU Press, 2005). His work has won a number of awards, including the State of Louisiana Governor’s Award for Outstanding Professional Artist for 2006.

His verse has also appeared in The Southern Review, The Sewanee Review, Louisiana Literature and elsewhere.