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Odd Words: This week in literary New Orleans

& On Saturday, May 7 New Orleans indie book shops host their celebration of Independent Bookstore Day, just a little behind the rest of the country due to Jazz Fest. 2,728 more words

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Odd Words: This week in literary New Orleans

This week in literary New Orleans:

& Tuesday at 4 pm at the Keller Library the New Orleans Youth Open Mic (NOYOM) is excited to host monthly writing workshops. 942 more words

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Odd Words: This week in literary New Orleans

This week in literary New Orleans:

& Meet Amber Tamblyn, actress, writer, film director, and poet, when she reads from and signs DARK SPARKLER at Octavia Books on Monday at 6 pm. 1,612 more words

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Coming Out Crazy

I have never shied away in this space from discussing my personal situation. It makes for a strange mix, the literary stuff–Odd Words the occasional poem, the quotes–and a personal journal I chose to share publicly, mixed with quotes and brief essays of a highly personal nature. 243 more words

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Trees

Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.

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Odd Words: This week in literary New Orleans

This week in literary New Orleans:

& This coming weekend brings New Orleans first Poetry Festival, sponsored by local publishers Trembling Pillow Press and Lavender Ink Press. 2,739 more words

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The Wild Wood

In a row of canted half-drowned oblong stones
the park ends & the wild begins again.
Stand back in awe of the anhinga’s wings
drying in the sun on the horizontal branches… 86 more words

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