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David Middleton

David Middleton
Until retirement in June 2010, Dr. David Middleton served thirty-three years as Professor of English, Poet-in-Residence, Distinguished Service Professor, Alcee Fortier Distinguished Professor, and Head of the Department of Languages and Literature at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. He was named Professor Emeritus at Nicholls in January 2011. Dr. Middleton is the author of The Burning Fields, As Far as Light Remains, and The Habitual Peacefulness of Gruchy: Poems After Pictures by Jean-François Millet.
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In their ego-centered quest for radical originality, too many contemporary poets fail to keep in mind what Catharine Brosman reminds us is the poet’s primary obligation in every age: “to say the oldest thing in the world as though it had never been said before”...