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Odd Words June 17, 2010

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A NEW ABOMUNIST MANIFESTO!

ABOMUNISTS BELIEVE BOB KAUFMAN IS THE SECOND COMING OF EZEKIEL.

ABOMUNISTS WILL HOST THE ANARCHIST COOKBOOK AND COCKTAIL SERIES THIS WEEK, FEATURING THE MOLOTOV.

ABOMUNISTS BELIEVE JIMMY ROSS’ HAIR IS THE SECOND COMING OF BOB KAUFMAN.

ABOMUNISTS PLAY TUBA NAKED IN FRONT OF THE FIRST DISTRICT POLICE STATION

ABOMUNISTS BELIEVE DAVE BRINKS HAS THE COLDEST BEER ON DAUPHINE STREET.

ABOMUNISTS REJECT ALL SCHOOLS OF POETRY WHICH WOULD ADMIT THEM.

ABOMUNISTS GATHER SECRETLY AT THE GOLDMINE SALOON ON THURSDAY NIGHTS AND DISTRIBUTE FLYERS TO PROVE IT.

ABOMUNISTS DISCOVER THE TRUTH THROUGH THE DIALECTIC OF A BEER & A SHOT OF JAMESON’S.

ABOMUNISTS CELEBRATE THE TRANSCENDENTALLY ABSURD BY READING FROM THE WORKS OF NEW ORLEAN’S BORN PROTO-BEAT BOB KAUFMAN AT 17 POETS! ON JUNE 17.

ABOMUNISTS DO NOT BELIEVE IN STARTING AT EXACTLY EIGHT, SO HAVE ANOTHER BEER AND RELAX.

ABOMUNISTS BELIEVE YOU DON’T EXIST IF YOU DON’T COME AND CAN CONSTRUCT CIGARETTE SMOKE SYLLOGISMS TO PROVE IT.

§ In other news, oil still flows in the Gulf like blood pulsing from an artery. Frederico Franco was unavailable to comment on the situation. However, you can by submitting poetry, stories, photos, art, music or any damn thing you please to TheBlackFlood.Net. Send submissions here.

§ Minrose Gwin, who will be the featured reader at the Maple Leaf on Sunday June 19 at 3ish (OK 4 but we all need a couple of beers first and to catch upz) signs and reads from her novel The Queen of Palmyra. 6 p.m. Friday. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St.

§ While I think everyone in American should be required to read Bayou Farewell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana’s Cajun Coast by Mike Tidwell and pass a short quiz to prove it before they are allowed to refill their gas tanks, I am intrigued by new book Losing Ground: Identity and Land Loss in Coastal Louisiana by David M. Burley from the University Press of Mississippi which typically puts out very high quality work of regional interest. Burley can be found around town several times this coming week including 4 p.m. Saturday. Fair Grinds Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon Ave and 5 p.m. Sunday. Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St.

§ The New Orleans Haiku Society hosts their monthly meeting 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Monday. Latter Library Carriage House, 5120 St. Charles Ave.The New Orleans Haiku Society hosts their monthly meeting 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Monday. Latter Library Carriage House, 5120 St. Charles Ave.

§ Odd Words wishes to inform Gambit and the Times-Picayune that the Dinky Tao Poetry Reading no longer occurs at Molly’s at the Market on Tuesday after that unfortunate incident with the drunken sorority girls, nitrous oxide and the gypsy industrial vacuum cleaner. At least, we think it doesn’t. We haven’t dared go back to check. The organizer would be very sorry if he could remember the incident more clearly.

§ FREE FOOD DAMMIT. When am I ever going to arrange things so I can attend Loren Murrell’s weekly poetry and spoken-word night with free food? Free admission. 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Yellow Moon Bar, 800 France St., New Orleans (Bywater).

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