Brandon Buckner, the editor-in-chief of The Southwestern Review, is a second-year graduate student in the English Department at UL. We recently got in touch with Brandon to learn more about The Southwestern Review and the role graduate students play in its publishing.
English PhD alumni Jack Bedell was recently named a Louisiana of the Year by Louisiana Life Magazine. This list is comprised of individuals who are impacting their industry on a local, national, or international level -- as well as within the communities they reside in.
Bedell, who currently serves as the 2017-2019 poet Laureate, has published nine books of poetry and currently serves as a professor of English at Southeastern Louisiana University. He joins six others -- ranging from artists and musicians to entrepreneurs -- on this year's list.