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All the Woods' Wild

All the Woods' Wild

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All the Woods' Wild: The Story of the Swamp Witch of Maurepas, by Jack B. Bedell (Belle Point Chaps #5)

A popular Louisiana legend describes the fate of Kate Mulvaney, otherwise known as the Swamp Witch of Maurepas. After a troubled life in New Orleans, she was sent to the swamps by a voodoo witch, where she learned the ways of the bayou and settled into a reclusive existence. For some, this may be a cautionary tale; for others, it may be colored with a certain hopefulness. In All the Woods’ Wild, Jack B. Bedell crafts a story through sonnets that leaves us feeling like we know a woman who never lived—and never died.

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Jack B. Bedell is Professor of English at Southeastern Louisiana University where he also edits Louisiana Literature and directs the Louisiana Literature Press. Jack’s work has appeared in HAD, Pidgeonholes, The Shore, Cheap Pop, Heavy Feather, Okay Donkey, EcoTheo, and other journals. His most recent collection is Against the Woods’ Dark Trunks (Mercer University Press, 2022). He served as Louisiana Poet Laureate 2017-2019.

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  • Publication Date: March 1, 2023
  • Trim Size: 5 x 7 inches
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