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

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Monday, November 29, 2010

New review up at Tarpualin Sky

I've been really bad about updating this blog, but Issa is now mobile and partially walking so she is no longer content to sit quietly while I type. In fact, this experiment has led to some disasters that involve cords, small objects, speakers crashing to the floor and her sucking on a ink cartridge that fell behind the desk.

I did recently get a new review up at Tarpaulin Sky: http://tsky-reviews.blogspot.com/2010/11/julie-carrs-sarahof-fragments-and-lines.html#more

I'm reading another Julie Carr right now: 100 Notes on Violence, which is equally impressive. I have the wonderful opportunity to read the work of poet Tracey McTague as she has sent me her latest manuscript in progress.

I can't believe this year is almost over.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

This Thursday at 17 Poets!: David Rowe and Upcoming Artspill Show this weekend

Thursday: Nov. 11, 7:30 PM


David Rowe reading from his new book, Unsolicited Poems (Verna Press, 2010).


http://www.17poets.com/ for more info.

Unfinished Business by Nicole Peyrafitte



Also, this weekend Saturday, Nov. 13th, 6:00 PM



Art Spill: Disaster, Art, Activism, and Recovery

Opening November 13-November 20



17 Poets! Hosts a Poetry Reading for the opening reception

November 13, 6:00 PM



featuring poets Dave Brinks, Gina Ferrara, Bill Lavender, David Rowe, and Megan Burns


St. Claude Arts District in The Marigny

2822 St. Claude Avenue

6:00 PM

Wine and Water provided by the Gold Mine Saloon

Tea by Bayou Brew

visit: http://ethnographicterminalia.org/2010-new-orleans/art-spill

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Ann Akhmatova tribute: Bilingual Reading at the Gold Mine tonight


Nov. 4th, 7:30 PM at the Gold Mine Saloon


17 Poets! Literary & Performance Series presents a Bi-lingual poetry reading celebrating legendary Russian avant-gardist poet ANNA AKHMATOVA featuring readers Daria Souchkova (Russian) and Megan Burns (English).
---Art by Jim Fingal---

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

1718 Reading Series features poet Megan Burns

I will be reading tonight at 7PM at the Columns Hotel on St. Charles Ave. as part of the 1718 Reading Series that is sponsored by Loyola University.

In this reading, I will attempt to link together the mysteries of Wuthering Heights, the lyrics of Bob Dylan and fathers. Also, there will be much made of disasters, earthworms, and two dozen species of birds. I will speak about the corpse and the Exquisite Corpse and diseases.

So, if any of these topics mildly interest you, then you should be there. I believe the Columns is haunted and of course, it is election day. So, there are also these things to consider and sway you.

In other news, there should be a fabulous bilingual reading of the poetry of Anna Akhmatova at the Gold Mine this Thursday. http://www.17poets.com/