The Blood Jet Poetry Series will host Kristina Kay Robinson and Bill Loehfelm for fiction night on Wednesday, October 12, at 7 p.m. at B.J.’s (4301 Burgundy). Tom Andes will host.
Kristina Kay Robinson is a writer and visual artist born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her written and visual work centers the intellectual geographies and spiritual technologies of Black, Afro-Indigenous, and diasporic peoples. It interrogates the modern and ancient connections between world communities and examines the impact of globalization, militarism, and surveillance on society. In particular focus: the human and political consequences of Hurricane Katrina and their place in the analysis of current world affairs. She is the coeditor of Mixed Company, a collection of short fiction and visual narratives by women of color. Her writing in various genres has appeared in the Guernica, The Baffler, The Nation and Elle.com among other outlets.
Bill Loehfelm is the author of the New Orleans-set crime fiction series featuring rookie cop Maureen Coughlin. The latest book in the series, Let the Devil Out, was published this summer. His other novels include Doing the Devil’s Work, The Devil in Her Way, The Devil She Knows, and the stand alone novels, Bloodroot, and Fresh Kills. He lives in uptown New Orleans with his wife, AC Lambeth, a writer and yoga instructor, and plays drums in a rock-n-roll band.