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Congratulations to Allison Alsup, whose story “Old Houses” won an O. Henry Prize! This story was originally published in issue 38.1 of the New Orleans Review.
The O. Henry Awards have been awarded for nearly one hundred years, honoring …0
Contributors: Walter McDonald, Stuart Peterfreund, Hugo Lindo, Elizabeth Gamble Miller, Octavio Armand, Carol Maier, Carlos Edmundo de Ory, Miguel Labordeta, Will Kirkland, Ron Tanner, Tony Cartano, Lee Fahnestock, H.E. Francis, Sandra Russell Clark, Georges Bataille, Cecile Lindsay, Michael Fischer, Michael …1
needs convincing. The life we’re living will just be hours,
however unrecognizable: the fact of that starling
trapped. Panic turned pipe noise. Or the fact
of any bird’s name—another says…
My father wears dark bandanas. That’s his thing. The one time I saw his head without one, I was ten, passing by the cracked door of his room, and there his bare head was, like a floodlight, round and direct …6
David Armand was born and raised in Louisiana. He grew up in the small village of Folsom, where he lived on twenty-two acres of pine-wooded land with lots of dogs and a few horses. He has worked as a telephone …2
Waiting all agog on the Congress Avenue Bridge,
you were worried you’d miss the plague of free-tailed bats, over a million,
fly out from under you, then turn into flecks of legs in your camera.
On a different walkway, in …
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
Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas, Edited by Rebecca Solnit and Rebecca Snedeker. University of California Press, 2013. $29.95, 176 pages.
Room 220 will host the New Orleans launch of Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas at a Happy …4
Minimal Damage: Stories of Veterans, by H. Lee Barnes. University of Nevada Press, 2007. $24.95, 200 pages.
In H. Lee Barnes’ short story collection, Minimal Damage: Stories of Veterans, the physical damage the characters suffer may be small, …2
Fall 2003. High on one wall of Markey’s Bar, on the corner of Louisa and Royal, behind beer signs and framed pictures of ballplayers, is a mural of the old Banana Walk. Against a gold, nicotine-softened sky, …1