Poet Laureate Mona Lisa Saloy

Friday, March 31st
3:45-4:30
Main Iberia Public Library
445 East Main St.

Dr. Mona Lisa Saloy, Louisiana’s current poet laureate and English professor at Dillard
University, will inspire us with her poetry and ‘’raise our consciousness to a greater
appreciation of the reading and writing of poetry.” Dr. Saloy is an award-winning author and folklorist, educator and scholar of Black Creole culture. Her first book, “Red Beans and Ricely Yours”, won the T.S. Eliot Prize and the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award and her new book, “Second Line Home”, is a collection of poems that celebrates New Orleans in a way everyday people can enjoy.