Remembering Maxine Cassin: A Poetry Reading

Remembering Maxine Cassin: A Poetry Reading will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, at Longue Vue House and Gardens (7 Bamboo Road).

In connection with the exhibition, L’dor, v’dor: From Generation to Generation, Jewish Women and Their Impact on New Orleans, please join us at Longue Vue House and Gardens to celebrate the work of Maxine Cassin. Poets will read from her work and their own.

Readers include:

Ralph Adamo
Jack Bedell
Malaika Favorite
Gina Ferrara
Nancy Harris
Julie Kane
Biljana Obradovic
John Travis
Laurie Williams

The exhibit from 5:00 – 6:00pm, and the readings will begin at 6:00pm in the Playhouse. Light refreshments will be served.

Maxine Kaplan Cassin (1927-2010) wrote poetry throughout her life. Along with Everette Maddox and Yorke Corbin, she edited the first Maple Leaf Rag anthology (1980). In her editorship of the New Orleans Poetry Journal Press, she was among the first publishers to give voice to such nationally known poets as Sylvia Plath and Vassar Miller. Please join us and hear poets such as Gina Ferrara, Malaika Favorite, Ralph Adamo, and Laurie Williams read Cassin’s work and their own.