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Odd Words: ruth weiss April 1, 2012

Posted by The Typist in literature, New Orleans, Odd Words, Poetry, Toulouse Street.

I have been tardy in completing this week’s Odd Words but this deserves its own notice:

New Orleans School for the Imagination proudly presents…

JAZZ POET ruth weiss returns to New Orleans for the first time after 61 years on April 3-5, 2012

Three evenings of events including:

Tues, April 3, 2012 @ 7pm (starting promptly at 7:15 pm) The Black Widow Salon featuring weiss Upstairs @ Crescent City Books

Wed, April 4, 2012 @ 7pm (reception @ 7pm, films @7:30pm) Avant Film Fest featuring weiss @ Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center

Thurs, April 5, 2012 @ 7pm Performance featuring weiss and THE POET OF NEW ORLEANS BRASS BAND @ Gold Mine Saloon, 701 Dauphine Street


ruth weiss (born 1928) is a German-born poet, performer, playwright and artist who made her home and career in the United States. weiss is an artist of the Beat Generation, a label she has recently embraced and that is used frequently by historians detailing her life and works.

weiss spells her name in lowercase as such as a symbolic protest against “law and order,” since in her birthplace of Germany all nouns are spelled capitalized.

FOR MORE INFO go to: http://www.17poets.com



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