Interview with David Benedetto at WRBH Reading Radio for the Blind.


Interview with Ava by Bruce Magee for Louisiana Anthology Podcast

 Part 1

Part 2

Louisiana Anthology Podcast Part 1 & Part 2

Interview with Ava by Barbara Varanka

Ava Leavell Haymon and Julie Kane on Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress’s “The Poet and the Poem” series by Grace Cavalieri. Click here for all podcasts in the series.

Listen to the podcast

Interview with Ava on WRKF “Poet Laureate Spreads the Word About Louisiana Poetry” by Ann Marie Awad (Visit for the original interview)


 “In Which I Forgive My Mother Her Intentions”

Discussion of  “In Which I Forgive My Mother Her Intentions”

 “The Witch Has Told You a Story”

Discussion of “The Witch Has Told You a Story”


Listen to audio recordings from Ava’s new collection, Eldest Daughter.

“Louie’s: Home of the Veggie Omelet”

The Center Cannot

Woman In The Middle


Ava reads September 2014 at the Louisiana Review Reading Series

Listen to Jim Engster’s interview with Ava on the Jim Engster Show, NPR, 3 Sept, 2013.

Interview with Ava Leavell Haymon

Listen to the full program.


Courtesy of the Knox Writer’s House, listen to Ava read “The First Wish” and other poems below. Also, available is Chancelier Xero Skidmore’s interview of Ava.

The First Wish

The Questions Women Ask

How One Became Two

Pied Beauty by Gerard Manley Hopkins


At the Poetry By Candlelight Fundraiser in Patterson, LA


More media coming soon…