Lunch at the Library features Florida poet

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 21, 2005

The Selma Times-Journal

Henry Langhorne, the poet laureate of Florida, returns to Selma to read from his fourth book at the Selma Public Library on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005.

In addition to being an author, Langhorne is a cardiologist. He’s practiced in Pensacola for almost 40 years.

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Langhorne hails from Uniontown, Ala., a small farming community east of the Tombigbee River.

His family’s tradition is medicine, a route he took while initially shelving his literary ambitions. He received a medical degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, La.

Langhorne went on to write &8220;Tombigbee,&8221; &8220;Winter Clothes&8221; and &8220;Listen to the River.&8221; The title of his latest collection of poetry was not available at press time.

Lunch will be held from 12-12:30. Langhorne will read from 12:30-1 p.m.

Lunch is $7 and is held on the first floor of the library, located at 1103 Selma Ave.

To reserve a seat, call the library at 874-1725.

From Tombigbee:

A Voice Spoke

Henry Langhorne

To the housewife

Serving always serving

Her overfed balding husband

Sleeping always sleeping

Turn off the TV

Throw away the daily list

Leave the front door unlocked

Have great lunches alone

Take the long way home

Off the Interstate

Send poems to The New Yorker

Play the Lotto tonight