|dam that river|
this tuesday (4.9.13) we damming the river
with a monster la book release: burns and evans
river writers wasn't ever a regular reading series
and it will continue to never be--
this dam(n) diverts the river into other la distributaries
when the river swelled, it was needed; now
la has an almost daily storm of strong reading series
the river temporarily reverses her flow
searching for a more direct route to the gulf
*I want to express extreme gratitude for all riverers, riverttendees,
and stewards, especially john david harding and christopher shipman;
boudreaux & thibodeaux's bartenders, brennan bayham, and ms. karen thank you too
there is more fun to be had but we've had more than our river share--
Featuring Poet Brett Evans reading and signing his new collection from Trembling Pillow Press: I Love This American Life as well as Megan Burns reading and signing her new collection from Lavender Ink: Sound and Basin. Also River Writers series instigator Vincent Cellucci will read and wax nostalgic about the life of the River Writers Series.
Brett Evans’ work has been featured in the anthologies The Gertrude Stein Awards in Innovative American Poetry, Another South: Experimental Writing in the South, and Poets for Living Waters. Other books of the author include Slosh Models, Ready-to-Eat Individual (with Frank Sherlock), and AfterSchool Session, as well as the chapbooks Ways to Use Lance and Pisa Can. He is a founding member of the carnival microkrewe ‘tit-R∂x, New Orleans’ only shoebox parade, for which his “schwa solution” extracted the krewe from legal wrangles with Rex, the king of carnival. He lives on the lee of the Bayou St. John levee in New Orleans, LA.
Megan Burns is the publisher at Trembling Pillow Press and edits the poetry magazine, Solid Quarter. She has two books Memorial + Sight Lines (2008) and Sound and Basin (2013) published by Lavender Ink. She has two recent chapbooks: irrational knowledge (Fell Swoop press, 2012) and a city/ bottle boned (Dancing Girl Press, 2012). Her chapbook Dollbaby is forthcoming from Horseless Press. She lives in New Orleans where she and poet Dave Brinks, run the weekly 17 Poets! Literary and Performance Series. (www.17poets.com).
Vincent A. Cellucci wrote An Easy Place / To Die (CityLit, Baltimore) and he is the founder of River Writers, a downtown Baton Rouge reading series. He recently edited Fuck Poems an exceptional anthology published by Lavender Ink (2013).