Odd Words

This week in literary New Orleans, the libraries are where it’s at:

& Thursday at 6 pm check out the weekly Spoken Word event #WordConnections at the Juju Bag Cafe.

&At 7 pm Prospect New Orleans & NOPL present Keith Calhoun & Chandra McCormick in conversation with Kalamu ya Salaam The artists will share how Kalamu ya Salaam has inspired their practice. All three will discuss their collaborative…

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All The Things

Radio Free Toulouse Street now ends its broadcast day. ZRFT broadcasts from high atop a pigeon-bedecked ledge on 1,420 MHz at 1 billion Tezlas iridescent power.

Death will tremble to take us

“We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.”
Charles Bukowski

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ICYMI: Here’s an excellent essay by writer and former OA intern Will Stephenson in last week’s copy of the Arkansas Times. One of the more comprehensive and well-researched stories you’ll find on the early years of a man who (at 25) John Coltrane handpicked to join his band. This is Pharoah Sanders.
 For Will’s footnotes to the story, click here.
“Where were youon Pharoah Sanders day?”

theoxfordamerican:

ICYMI: Here’s an excellent essay by writer and former OA intern Will Stephenson in last week’s copy of the Arkansas Times. One of the more comprehensive and well-researched stories you’ll find on the early years of a man who (at 25) John Coltrane handpicked to join his band. This is Pharoah Sanders.

 For Will’s footnotes to the story, click here.

Where were youon Pharoah Sanders day?

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Odd Words

Another quiet week in literary New Orleans until we celebrate Charles Bukowski’s birthday Saturday at the Loa Bar starting at 8 pm. Then things might living up just a bit. (Details below). Until then, don’t wake the librarians.

Last spring, Press Street unveiled in a soft opening the new Reading Room 220 on the first floor of our headquarters on St. Claude Avenue. The community space—which hosts…

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Poetry is a remedy against the ease and deluge of words.
Anna Kamienska, from Astonishments, trans. by David Curzon & Grazyna Drabik (via litverve)

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The Android Speaks in the Seance of my Pocket

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The Famous and The Dead

The Famous and The Dead

Robin Williams death has left me feeling uncomfortably numb. I am still processing Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and trying to reconnect to the bestial realities of life: finding a job, managing my son’s sophomore crisis of identify, managing my own crisis of identity after years of remunerative and soulless work. Williams made me laugh and also made me think. Hoffman made me cry and also made me…

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My Weird Desiderata. Going to load the photo paper in the printer right now.

My Weird Desiderata. Going to load the photo paper in the printer right now.