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The New Orleans Loving Festival presents an evening with Sonia Sanchez along with contributors to Mixed Company from 6 – 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, at Le Musée de f.p.c. (2336 Esplanade Ave.).
Sonia Sanchez is an African-American
Contributors: Thomas Cooper, Peter Joseph Gloviczki, Kevin Prufer, Nicolas Hundley, Monica Berlin, James Capozzi, Evan Hanczor, Brent Van Horne, Kaethe Schwehn, Nansŏrhŏn Hŏ, Garth Greenwell, R. E. Bowse, Nicky Beer, Laura Longsong, Mark Edward Pursell, Jennifer Whitaker, Tom Christopher, Desmond …0
Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals, by Patricia Lockwood. Penguin Poets, 2014. $20.00, 80 pages.
Lockwood’s outrageous poems transport the reader into a world overflowing with hyper-sexualized and twisted humor, intertwined with her own personal difficulties concerning love, war, and rape. Her …3
The Persimmon Trail and Other Stories, by Juyanne James. Broken Levee Books, 2015. $15, 208 pages.
Images of a South Louisiana experience, in New Orleans and in the country, some surprising, some familiar, emerge throughout Juyanne James’ debut collection of short stories, The …2
that was the year of sixty-page reports
in defense of the soul’s integrity of plans
cc’d to an unseen G-d called dean
that was the year of keening O with anger
O holy rage of meetings in a dusty room…
It took everything to move it in.
Sideways, on a wheeled cart,
dead-now Steve holding the thing
steady while I carried it, pulled it in
the corner myself.
My mother was proud—one
broken leg, out of tune.
No one knew …
My mother removed my legs and wrapped them in cheesecloth—no lint—before putting them in the top drawer of the bureau beside my crib. “Tell me the story again,” I displayed on the message screen embedded in my chest.
“We had …5
Cunt Norton, by Dodie Bellamy. Les Figues Press, 2013. $15, 75 pages.
Cunt Norton is all about the knife. Cunt Norton is about finding the places where the meat runs tender. The knife of Cunt Norton is not always …4
So mom brings a guy home tonight—fourth fucking guy in a month—and guess what? He has a tattoo that says I Love Mom. It’s on his chest. They both think it’s hilarious. He finds it so hilarious he farts …1
The Nerve of it: Poems New and Selected, by Lynn Emanuel. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015. $17, 120 pages.
Many approach career-spanning poetry volumes expecting a chronological presentation of the poet’s main styles and themes, where a smattering of earlier work gives way …3