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Poet Laureate Mona Lisa Saloy (2023)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-07-14

Duration: 00:06:53

Subjects: Saloy, Mona Lisa | Poetry | CREOLES | Louisiana poets laureate | Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities


  • LeBlanc, Karen Host
  • Saloy, Mona Lisa Interviewee
  • Robert, Chris Interviewee


This segment from the July 14, 2023, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen LeBlanc’s profile of Louisiana Poet Laureate Mona Lisa Saloy. She discusses her celebration of the Creole culture of New Orleans in her writing and her role as the state’s poet laureate. LeBlanc also interviews Chris Robert, the grants manager and media editor for the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH), who discusses the Louisiana Poet Laureate program.