Each week we will be connecting with our contributors showing where they have been, where they are now, and what’s up for the future.
Name: Louis Bourgeois
Title of Piece Published in Sweet: Carolyn Park Elementary
Louis is based out of Oxford, Mississippi where he is the Executive Director of VOX Press.
What are some major accomplishments you have had since your Sweet publication?
VOX’s Prison Writes Initiative (the only program in Mississippi that offers a comprehensive liberal arts education to Mississippi inmates) is growing each semester and is where most of my energy is focused.
Can you tell us about a current/ongoing project that you’re excited about?
Currently, we (VOX) are putting together our 3rd volume of Mississippi prison writing, titled Mississippi Prison Writing, which includes work from men, women, and youth inmates from several Mississippi prisons.
Who is your favorite author?
Right now, Jules Barbey d’Aurevilly.
What is your favorite poem/essay/book?
Right now, d’Aurevilly’s L’Ensorcelee.
What inspires you to write?
Thank you, Louis, for taking the time to reconnect with us. We look forward to seeing more of your work in the future!