New Orleans in Passing: DON DELILLO

Room 220‘s unfortunately infrequent series of excerpts from literary works whose subjects pass through New Orleans continues with an excerpt of an interview and a passage from a novel by American literary giant Don DeLillo. Previous “New Orleans in Passing” entries featured excerpts from Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy and Naked Lunch by William S. New Orleans in Passing: DON DELILLO


By Moira Crone To mark the five-year anniversary of Press Street’s first publication, Intersection | New Orleans, Room 220 is publishing excerpts of prose and artwork from that book. Press Street co-founder and board president Anne Gisleson wrote an introduction to the series by looking back at how Press Street and Intersection fit into the Elysiana

Hannah and Gabe

Hannah Miet is a poet, essayist, and multimedia journalist based in New Orleans and New York. A substantial portion of her personal work concerns her relationship with her younger brother, Gabe, who has been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome and Schizoaffective disorder. Miet’s writing on this topic betrays her journalistic tendencies, as she uses long blocks Hannah and Gabe