Brenda Marie Osbey

Brenda Marie Osbey is the author of six books, including All Souls: Essential Poems (Louisiana State University Press, 2015) and History and Other Poems (Time Being Books, 2013). She is the recipient of the 2014 Langston Hughes Award and a 2018 fellow of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. Osbey served as Louisiana's state poet laureate from 2005 to 2007 and is a native of New Orleans.