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Very Tasty Boudin

I did not set out to opening night to write a review of BOUDIN: The New Orleans Music Project at Southern Rep. I took no notes during the performance or when I got home last night, and thoughtlessly left my program on my seat in my hurry to get to the bathroom after the show. 548 more words

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At 5 o'clock in the afternoon, or perhaps 7:45

Metairie encroaches from the East, swallows Carrollton Avenue. Brooklyn comes from the west across the Industrial Canal in a pathetic, staged white second line. We lost the north when they made Lakeshore Drive the private dog park of the of Lake neighborhoods along Robert E, Lee. 116 more words

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The History of Poetry: 3

Sappho…fragments…matchbook promises to call…carelessly discarded like…used Trojans…by careless men…

Romantic lovers are not heroic, this merely women, and the lyric is not yet.

Impounded in the Lost and Found by cold scholars, a curiosity, a woman of passion and talent. 71 more words

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Odd Words

This coming week in literary New Orleans:

& All this month, The Pizza Poetry Project celebrates National Poetry Month and the power of youth voices by publishing poems by New Orleans’ writers ages 6-18. 2,465 more words

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The History of Poetry: 2

And I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

A year of Circe and then

Calypso!

The Phaeacians dance under the island sun.

Odysseus broods in the shade over his untouched sunburger and Elpenor. 221 more words

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The History of Poetry: 1

Sing, Goddess

the tantrum of Achilles. The woman blamed. Again. All the men rushing to the slaughter, each yearning to be reborn immortal in the lunatic cycle of blood shed by metal. 74 more words

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Odd Words

This coming week in literary New Orleans, while everybody is at AWP but us:

& Friday at noon the Tulane Bookstore hosts a Book Signing with Barri Bronston of… 1,512 more words

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