Daniel Brook – THE ACCIDENT OF COLOR

Join us offsite at Antenna when we help launch author Daniel Brook‘s new book, THE ACCIDENT OF COLOR: A Story of Race in Reconstruction. A technicolor history of the first civil rights movement and its collapse into black and white. In THE ACCIDENT OF COLOR,…

Lina Iris Viktor: A Haven, A Hell, A Dream Deferred (A Review)

Lina Iris Viktor, Eleventh, 2018 Something used by someone else carries a history with it. A piece of cloth, a platter, a cut-glass pitcher, a recipe. A history and a spirit. You want to know when it was used. And…

SOUND

“How do you know if you’re innovating, if you don’t know that you’re imitating?” (paraphrased from Kiese Laymon’s Facebook page).  I’m starting this month off with this paraphrased quotation for a few reasons. For writers and thinkers, social media definitely exists as…

“I’d rather love the spikey parts” — an interview with Alma Mathijsen

Alma Mathijsen was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She is the author of six plays, a collection of short stories, and three novels. Her latest novel Forget the Girls has been critically acclaimed and is nominated for the BNG BANK Literary Prize. Mathijsen…

RM220: New Year’s Day with M’Bilia Meekers, Brad Richard, & Andy Young

Room 220 presents readings from M’Bilia Meekers, Brad Richard, and Andy Young at 5 p.m. on Monday, January 1, at Antenna Gallery (3718 St. Claude Ave.). M’Bilia Meekers is a poet who has received fellowships from Cave Canem, The Watering Hole, and Poets &…

The asking is never idle: A review of Carolyn Hembree’s Rigging a Chevy into a Time Machine and Other Ways to Escape a Plague

Room 220 will host the New Orleans launch of Carolyn Hembree’s Rigging a Chevy into a Time Machine and Other Ways to Escape a Plague, a collection of her poetry published by Trio House Press. The book won the 2015 Trio Award, selected by…

Bayou Magazine celebrates launch of Issue 64 at Saturn Bar on Feb. 12

Bayou Magazine will celebrate the launch of Issue 64 at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, at Saturn Bar (3067 St. Claude Ave.). Issues of the magazine will be available for sale. The event will also feature a DJ, raffle prizes,…

A very nice negotiation: An interview with Uriel Quesada

I interviewed Uriel Quesada at an uptown coffee shop. Our conversation began the moment I joined Quesada at his table — he’s a dynamic speaker, very animated, excited to talk as much about himself as everything outside of himself. The interview…

John Freeman and Garnette Cadogan present the inaugural issue of FREEMAN’S at Garden District Books

Editor John Freeman and author Garnette Cadogan will present the inaugural issue of Freeman’s, a new journal featuring writing by some of today’s most notable authors, with an event from 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Garden District Book Shop…

Okay, someone’s making a blood offering: An interview with Alex Mar

Alex Mar’s new book, Witches of America, is a search for meaning, esoteric and otherwise. She takes her reader on a spiritual cross-country road trip from the Bay Area of California to New Orleans, from the prairies of the Midwest…

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