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National Poetry Month: “Late Pastoral” By Amanda Auchter

The Houston poet writes a love letter to New Orleans.

Poet Amanda Auchter
Poet Amanda Auchter

Poet and essayist, Amanda Auchter, was born in Baytown, Texas.  Growing up along the Gulf Coast gave her a deep love and appreciation of a city down the shore – New Orleans, Louisiana.  Her book, The Wishing Tomb, is her love letter to New Orleans, as well as a journey through its history, starting in 1697 and ending in 2010 with the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

From that collection, Amanda Auchter reads her poem, “Late Pastoral.”

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Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

Content Producer & Announcer

While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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