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Odd Words, Better Early than Never Edition November 1, 2010

Posted by The Typist in Toulouse Street.

Updated 11/3 with the Goldmine’s upcoming features and some random too early in the morning ramblings…

I’ve been remiss the last couple of weeks keeping up with Odd Words, so he’s a Monday update to make up for the last several Thursdays. Yes, Toulouse Street is torn up a bit but the show must go on. Been reading The Horla to cheer myself up a bit, which just goes to show what an Odd place this virtual corner of Toulouse Street is.

§ The 1718 Reading Series at the Columns Hotel will feature poet Megan Burns at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2. Megan Burns has a MFA from Naropa University and edits the poetry magazine, Solid Quarter (solidquarter.blogspot.com) She has been most recently published in Jacket Magazine, Callaloo, New Laurel Review, YAWP Journal, and the Big Bridge New Orleans Anthology. Her poetry and prose reviews have been published in Tarpaulin Sky, Gently Read Lit, Big Bridge, and Rain Taxi. Her book Memorial + Sight Lines was published in 2008 by Lavender Ink. She has two chapbooks, Frida Kahlo: I am the poem (2004) and Framing a Song (2010) from Trembling Pillow Press. She lives in New Orleans where she and her husband, poet Dave Brinks, run the weekly 17 Poets! reading series

§ New: 17 Poets! Literary & Performance Series presents a bi-lingual poetry reading celebrating legendary Russian avant-garde poet ANNA AKHMATOVA featuring readers Daria Souchkova (Russian) and Megan Burns (English), Thursday 7:30 p.m. at the Goldmine Saloon. The following week they will feature local poets who have not read at the Goldmine before. To participate, send an email to The Goldmine Saloon or visit the 17 Poets! Facebook page.

§ Saturday is The NOLA Book Fair down on Frenchman Street starting at 11. Of course Gallatin & Toulouse Press will be there selling A Howling in the Wires, as will Chin Music Press featuring Where We Know: New Orleans as Home with works by myself, co-editor of Howling Sam Jasper and contributor Ray Shea.

§ This coming Sunday Nov. 7 Poet Laure-Anne Bosselaar-Brown reads from her work at the Maple Leaf. Laure-Anne Bosselaar grew up in Belgium where she worked for Belgian and Luxembourg Radio and Television. She studied Acting and Elocution from the Brussels Conservatory and an M.F.A. in Theater Arts from the Institut National des Arts des Spectacles (National Institute for the Performing Arts) in Brussels, Belgium. She taught French Poetry at the International School of Brussels.


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