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Monday, July 04, 2011

Another Beautiful Tsatsawassa Poetry Reading

We've just returned from the annual Tsatsawassa Poetry Reading at Bernadette Mayer and Phil Good's house. It was a smashing success, and we brought our 18 month old Issa. And while US Airways tried to put a damper on all things lovely by rerouting us for a third layover in Charlotte (U Suck US Airways!) we did make it back to New Orleans in one piece. And later, around midnight our bag full of poetry books made it home via courier service.

Some people who called in to read at the Annual Poetry Reading:
Ed Sanders from Woodstock
Andrei Codrescu from the Ozarks
Nicole Peyrafitte and Pierre Joris from France
Rodger Kamenetz from New Orleans

And live in person, hosted by Poet Dave Brinks:

Poets included Bernadette Mayer, Phil Good, Brenda Coultas, Phil Johnson, Megan Burns, Brendan Lorber, Tracey McTague, Peter Gizzi, Tom Gizzi, Dara Wier, Shafer Hall, Paulette Swatzfager, Susan Deer Cloud, Geronimo, John Roche, Michael Ruby, Deborah Poe and others who I either can't remember at the moment or I missed as I chased Issa around the house and through the yard. My apologies if you are not here, just comment and correct me. It was fabulous, and I will upload pictures once I transfer them from one device to the other.

In addition to Poetry, Bernadette took Dave and I to see the Cohoes falls. We also ate at a fancy Italian Restaurant called Gregory's House or La Perla. And the weather was much more friendly than the 100+ degrees that we returned to in New Orleans.

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