Louisiana Poet Laureate - Brenda Marie Osbey

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The award-winning poet & New Orleans native visited campus.

Brenda Marie Osbey


Brenda Marie Osbey is the author of "All Saints: New and Selected Poems" (Louisiana State University Press, 1997), which received the 1998 American Book Award. Her other works include "Desperate Circumstance, Dangerous Woman" (1991), "In These Houses" (1988) and "Ceremony for Minneconjoux" (1985).

Reading & Seminar

Event Location Date & Time
Poetry Reading:
“Onward: New Orleans”
Stoddard Hall Thursday at 7 p.m.
December 1, 2005
On the Black Culture of New Orleans
Neilson Library
Browsing Room
Friday at 4 p.m.
December 2, 2005

Link to past SC Libraries Poetry Center Readings resource pages.

Find Publications in the Libraries' Catalog

Book Cover: All Saints Search the Five College Library catalog by author for Osbey, Brenda Marie to find published collections of the poet's works.

Find Biographical Information & More Online

Internet Site Access
Smith College News Release http://www.smith.edu/news/
Brenda Marie Osbey's website http://www.osbey.com/
Biography in Context
(Note: access is limited to Smith)
Online access to full-text articles

Search for Periodicals

On the Libraries' website under Research, the English subject page features links to periodical indexes, including MLA International Bibliography, Humanities Abstracts, and Academic Search Premier. Members of the Smith community may connect to these resources to find articles, essays, book reviews, and selected poems online. The Libraries research page for Afro-American Studies provides links to additional databases.

Source Access
Expanded Academic Index (1980+)
Search by keyword, entering the poet's name and poem.
Some PDF image files reproduce the original source.
click here
Literature Online (8th century+)
ABELL (the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature), plus full text content and web resources.
[browse authors: Osbey]
click here


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