Haymon, of Baton Rouge, is a nationally recognized poet and teacher who has worked as an Artist in the Schools for a number of years and presents poetry workshops and seminars throughout the state.
Her most recent collection of poetry, "Eldest Daughter," was published by the Louisiana State University Press. She has written three previous collections, "Why the House Is Made of Gingerbread," "Kitchen Heat" and "The Strict Economy of Fire," which were also published by the LSU Press. In addition to her poetry, Haymon also edits the Barataria Poetry Series, which will premiere this spring.
She has won numerous awards for her writing, including the Louisiana Literature Prize, the L.E. Phillabaum Poetry Award and the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award in Poetry. In 2010, her collection, "Why the House Is Made of Gingerbread," was chosen as one of the top 10 poetry books by Women's Voices for Change.
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