Thursday, February 14, 2013

FUCK poems and John Sinclair at 17 Poets! Reading Series in New Orleans

Dear Hepcats,

An indomitable feast of WORD & Song awaits your dear company! Thursday, February 14 @ 7:30 p.m. will be 17 Poets! Literary & Performance Series' inaugural show for the 2013 season at Gold Mine Saloon, celebrating 10 years (2003-2013) of experimental, hardcore reverie & l'amour fou via Poetry, Music, Theater and Art in New Orleans! Anniversary for 17 Poets! Literary & Performance Series' New Orleans cultural arts. Party & performance is free admission. I extend my chest-deep gratitude to everyone in honor of ten years of fierce poetic spirit and amazing support!

Peace, Strength & Truth thru Poetry, Always
Dave Brinks

when: Thursday, February 14, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m.
where: Gold Mine Saloon, 701 Dauphine Street, French Quarter
contact: New Orleans, 504.586.0745,

Please join us February 14th, for the return of 17 Poets! celebrating 10 years of hosting poetry in the French Quarter. Our spring 2013 season begins with an anthology reading from Lavender Ink's new collection, FUCK poems, edited by Vincent Cellucci. Also, John Sinclair will perform his annual post-Mardi Gras show. As always, the open mic awaits and is our main attraction. So join us and read with us, Gold Mine Saloon, 701 Dauphine St.

Fuck Poems informs the carnal and vulgate with the poetic and creative agency they were born from, insisting that the art is as vital as procreation. In the tradition of Sappho and Catullus, Henry Miller and Anais Nin, yet relentlessly contemporary, this collection will titillate and infuriate, arouse and denounce, appropriating the inappropriate until the normal dissipates. Edited by Vincent Cellucci, readings by Megan Burns, Mel Coyle, Jenn Marie Nunes, Christopher Shipman, and Jordan Soyka. 

Plus special guest: poet, dancer, songwriter & vocalist KATARINA BOUDREAUX.

John Sinclair performs his annual post-Mardi Gras show at 17 Poets! His latest collection Song of Praise Homage to John Coltrane is out from Trembling Pillow Press. Visit his blog: to follow his busy schedule.

Friday, February 1, 2013

McHugh/Jones/Chappell River, 2.3.13

This Tuesday, three poets from New Orleans make the brilliant journey to Baton Rouge. Please join them at the River for an evening of poetry and gaiety:

Megan McHugh splits her time working as a garden teacher with the Edible Schoolyard, and being a super-senior in the MFA program at the University of New Orleans.  

Kelly Jones lives in New Orleans, but really she's from North Carolina. Currently she is an MFA candidate at the University of New Orleans where she teaches freshman composition and works as an associate poetry editor for Bayou Magazine.

Carrie Chappell is originally from Birmingham, Alabama. Currently, she serves as Associate Editor for Bayou Magazine. Her poems have previously appeared in Boxcar Poetry ReviewBateau PressDIG Baton RougeThe Offending Adam, and Thrush Poetry Journal. New work is forthcoming in Evening Will Come and Iowa Review. She lives in New Orleans.
The reading begins at 8 PM, downtown at Boudreaux & Thibodeaux's on Third St.