J. Bruce Fuller is from Louisiana, and currently teaches at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette where he is a Ph.D assistant in poetry. His chapbook 28 Blackbirds at the End of the World was published by Bandersnatch Books in 2010, and he has had three limited edition broadsides published by Yellow Flag Press. His poems have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Yankee Pot Roast, Louisiana Review, The Lilliput Review, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, as well as Improbable Worlds: an Anthology of Texas and Louisiana Poets (Mutabilis Press), edited by Martha Serpas. His translations of Javier Lentini's poetry have recently appeared at Aldus, Brown University's journal of translation.
The First Friday Reading Series occurs on the first Friday of each month and presents a wide range of published poets from across Louisiana The Porch Coffee House & Cafe is located at 4710 Common Street in Lake Charles. For details, contact the Arts Council at 337-439-2787.