Mark Folse at the Goldmine October 1, 2011Posted by Mark Folse in books, New Orleans, Odd Words, Poetry, Toulouse Street.
Tags: 17 Poets!, Goldmine Saloon, Mark Folse, phono graph
An incredible sensation, to stand at the microphone at which some of the nation’s finest poets have appeared, in the exact same saloon where some of the earliest adherents of the Beat movement stood and read before they split for the coast. There is a hilarious scene in David Simon’s Treme in which Davis McAlary is interviewing local musical character Coco Robicheaux, who begins lighting votive spirit candles while talking about the radio station’s move from its old Congo Square location to the sterile design-by-Disney upper French Market and Robicheaux says “you don’t get the good ancestor vibe here”. There is a tremendous ancestor vibe at the Goldmine Saloon and it was an honor to perform there. (No chickens were harmed in the making of this podcast).
Mark Folse reading from PHONO GRAPH and other works at 17 Poets! at the Goldmine Saloon.
The chapbook PHONO GRAPH is available online here.