Where I Waited

Best selling author Darrell Bourque, a former Poet Laureate of Louisiana and a Professor Emeritus of the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, and artist Bill Gingles have collaborated on a book titled Where I Waited. Bourque’s poems explore the lives and voices of early Cajun and Creole music pioneers. Each of the poems in this beautiful collection corresponds to a full-color painting by Bill Gingles. Each sonnet bears the title of the painting it is paired with and reflects various aspects of the Cajun musicians’ lives from the early 20th century.