Tuesday, May 26, 2009

fecund fiction fracas

river me this--
river me that--

this week we have a special fiction friendy and co-creator of the 1718 New Orleans Reading Series coming up to river with us:

K.J. Kelsch

fellow fictionaire: Boz Bowles returns for his second river

accompanying him for her second ring around the river is Brigitte McCray

and jumping in the river first is Taylor Gorman

Monday, May 25, 2009

what's your best line about the river?

hard one to beat:

"The Missippi
didn't kill
Li Po
so fuck it" Jordan Soyka

A river horse trampled
A river man

(my best line about the river before i knew about the river or lines)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

sum sum rivers

we have two returnees and two newbies...river your summer off right to:

Ben Cockfield
Layth Sihan
Susan Kirby-Smith
Jennifer Tamayo

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

obama's river

May 12, 2009, 6:00 am
Set the Dial for AM 1600
By Rachel L. Swarns

On tap at the White House on Tuesday night? A poetry jam — with smooth jazz, cool verses and spoken word. The literary and musical event in the East Room will include the actor James Earl Jones, the writers Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman (who are husband and wife), the jazz singer and bassist Esperanza Spalding and the pianist Eric Lewis. Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote and starred in “In the Heights,” the Broadway musical that won a Tony last year, will also perform. It is part of an effort by the Obamas to open up the White House and celebrate the country’s diverse art scenes. The event, which is scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m., will be shown live at