About Beau Boudreaux
Beau Boudreaux's second book-length collection of poems, Rapunzel's Braid, was published in 2016 by Five Oaks Press. His first book of poems, Running Red, Running Redder was published by Cherry Grove Collections in 2012. He is also the author of Significant Other, which won the New Dawn Unlimited chapbook award.
Beau received a Ph.D. degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2002, his M.A. from the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi in 1996, and his B.A. in English from the University of Southern California.
Beau has published poetry widely in journals including Antioch Review, Cream City Review, and Louisiana Literature, also appearing in The Southern Poetry Anthology. He teaches at Tulane University and lives in New Orleans.
Soft Shell Crabs
Show a little early this season
before the full moon in May
like pulling gold bracelets
from their well--
four and half inches are prime
just four hotels called
and at the street market
they run out early
faster than the hot tamales
and speckled trout
a fever, frenzy for the fragile
crusts that molt a delicacy
sizzling in a wrought iron pan.
-"Soft Shell Crabs" appeared in Louisiana Literature