Solid Quarter

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

Visit New Orleans Poetry Fest for the annual 4 day poetry festival directed by Bill Lavender and Megan Burns.

Megan Burns' Poeticsofbone&city project on Tumblr

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Fall Readings in New Orleans (Oct 25-Nov 9)

Oct 25th

17 Poets (Gold Mine Saloon, 701 Dauphine, 8PM)

Lavender Ink Poets Thaddeus Conti and Chris Sullivan along with San Francisco Poet Micah Ballard.

Chris Sullivan will be Reading and Signing his book: Mere, NOLA,:
"Mere NOLA is Mother New Orleans, and these poems take us back to the cradle of language. Here is language that is absolutely without guile, truth without effort."

Thaddeus Conti reads from b-side thatAbout his new collection b-side that
"In this sequel to his ground-breaking and outrageous aepoetics, Thaddeus Conti continues his explorations of the dark side in poetry and drawings that both complement and compete with each other in this beautifully produced volume." 

Poet Micah Ballard was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and earned an MA and MFA from the New College of California. He studied with poet Joanne Kyger and has written about John Wieners; the influence of the San Francisco Renaissance poets can be seen in his work. He has published a number of chapbooks, including Absinthian Journal (2002), Bettina Coffin (2003), In the Kindness of Night (2003), Evangeline Downs (2006), and Poems from the New Winter Palace (2010). He is the author of the full-length collections Parish Krewes (2009) and Waifs and Strays (2011). Ballard is the administrative director of the MFA program at the University of San Francisco. He edits Auguste Press and Lew Gallery Editions with his wife, poet Sunnylyn Thibodeaux.

Oct. 26th:

Maple Street Book Store Mid-City Location

Featuring Carolyn Hembree, Brad Richard and Adam Atkinson


Memory Wing Discussion Group meets to discuss the book by Bill Lavender from Black Widow Press, 7-till, PRAVDA, 113 Decatur, back courtyard

Oct 30:

City Park Big Lake Open Theater Reading, 6PM

Join us at the open theater near Big Lake (far right side if you are facing the New Orleans Museum of Art)

Featured Readers: Nik De Dominic, Tracey McTague, and Ben Kopel 

NOV. 1:

UNO Sand Bar Series, 12:30

Katherine Soniat will read from and sign her sixth collection of poetry, A Raft, A Boat, A Bridgeon Thursday, November 1, at 12:30 at the UNO Sandbar. This event is free and open to the public. A Raft, A Boat, A Bridge is recently out from Dream Horse Press. The Swing Girl, published by Louisiana State University Press, was selected as Best Collection of 2011 by the Poetry Council of North Carolina. A Shared Life won the Iowa Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared recently in Women’s Review of Books,Hotel Amerika, and Crazyhorse. She teaches in the Great Smokies Writers Program at UNC-Asheville.

Nov. 1
17 Poets, (Gold Mine Saloon, 701 Dauphine St) 8PM (

Poet Tracey McTague

Tracey McTague has officially gone AWOL, & may never be heard from again.  In her  former life, she organized the Battle Hill Poetry Marathon, the New Zinc Bar Reading Series, and served as both editor & consigliore for Lungfull! Magazine from 2001 to the present. Her forthcoming book,  Super Natural, from Trembling Pillow Press, is due out this winter. 

Poet Brendan Lorber
Brendan Lorber is a poet and the editor/publisher of LUNGFULL!Magazine, a magazine that prints the rough draft of people's work along with the final version so you can see the process from start to finish . . . if you subscribe. His poems have appeared in such publications as Explosive, Valentine, and The Chicago Tribune. Boog Literature will print a chapbook of his work this fall. He's performed his poetry on radio and before live audiences on both coasts, in between and in Australia. He has been a poetry editor of The Brooklyn Review and the guest editor of BoogLit's tribute to Allen Ginsberg. He was a panel member at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe Symposium on the Politics of Race in Poetry and at the Poetry Project's Thirtieth Anniversary Symposium. To pay for rent, food, swashbuckling lifestyle & lavish gifts for his friends, he's a creative writing teacher at Village Community School and has taught English at Brooklyn College where he just completed his MFA in poetry. Lorber lives perched in the window of his lower east side apartment.

Nov 3

Latter Library Poetry Buffet Reading Series
hosted by Gina Ferrara, 2 PM

Featured poets: Danny Kerwick, Melanie Leavett and Jimmy Ross 

Nov. 7 
LadyFest Poetry Reading, 1505 St. Roch, Reception, 6-7, Reading, 7-10PM (food & bar by donation)

Readers: Heather Tammany, R.K. Powers, Lee Meitzen-Grue, Alexandra Reisner, Emily Ewings-Tramble, Megan Burns, Samantha MacFitte, Laura McKnight, Sandra Grace Johnson, Roselyn Leonard

Music by Stella Lithe
Hosted by Jenna Mae, MC: Megan Harris

Nov 9

Ladyfest Poetry Reading, Buffa's Lounge Back Room, 1001 Esplanade Ave. 8PM- Mindnight

Poets: Jessica Ruby Radcliffe, Chyana Bwyse Bradley, Gerryl Robinson, Cate Root, Kim Vodicka, Gina Ferrara, Lauren Marie, Melanie Levitt, Ayanna Molina-Mills, Kate Smash, Beverly Rainbolt, Kelly Jones, Sunday Shae Parker, Trisha Rezende, Elizabeth Garcia   

Music by Lady Baby Miss 

MC Anna Purdy