Solid Quarter

Blood Jet Poetry Series in New Orleans, weekly poetry and music as well as open mic performances

Visit Trembling Pillow Press for poetry books, broadsides, chapbooks, and Solid Quarter Magazine.

Visit New Orleans Poetry Fest for the annual 3 day poetry festival directed by Bill Lavender and Megan Burns.

Megan Burns' Poeticsofbone&city project on Tumblr

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

NEW ORLEANS: WHAT CAN’T BE LOST Book Launch: August 22

New Orleans: What Can't Be Lost 88 Stories and Traditions from the Sacred City
Lee Barclay, Editor

Photographs by Christopher Porché West

Book Synopsis

The eighty-eight stories and traditions in New Orleans: What Can't Be Lost are the piano keys in a love song to the city. Alongside Christopher Porché West's alluring black-and-white photographs, New Orleans' culture bearers pay tribute to the city they call home. From Storyville to the Super Bowl, from cover to cover are found Pulitzer Prize-winning writers--four of them gathered on these pages; Creole chefs; float and costume designers; a break-acrobat flipping forward over tourists lying on the pavement like matchsticks across from Jackson Square; Black Mardi Gras Indians; parade captains; musicians; protectors of the city's historic landmarks; writers of its poems and articles and novels and plays; and those who pass down traditions in the performance of New Orleans culture.

Here is a link to the index of contributors:

Dave's Essay is entitled:
Here Lies a Great Leviathaness by Dave Brinks, p57

BOOK LAUNCH at d.b.a.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
4:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.
Music by the Free Agents Brass Band
Food by Lil Dizzy’s Café
618 Frenchmen Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

Also on Thursday, August 26th:

Book signing at 3 Ring Circus Arts Education Center's THE BIG TOP
Thursday, August 26, 2010
8:30 p.m.—10:30 p.m.
Music by Monk Boudreaux
Performances by the Pussyfooters
1638 Clio Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
For a full list of readings:
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