As part of their closing series of essays and interviews this month, Pelican Bomb has a brief piece on the future of arts criticism in New Orleans.
Just in time for the Louisiana Book Festival this weekend, the printing wizards over at Antenna and Paper Machine have delivered the second edition of Ecotone. Bigger, bolder, and brighter than before, this edition is even more beautiful than the first, and shows off Myrtle von Damitz’ paintings even more vividly than before. I am thrilled and humbled to be taking this book to Baton Rouge on Saturday to join a panel of exceptional poets: Anne Babson, Megan Burns, Julie Kane, Dylan Krieger, and Peter Twal, all moderated by the current poet laureate of Louisiana, Jack Bedell. If you’re anywhere near the state capitol this weekend, come and join us! The reading is absolutely free, and starts at 2.15pm in the Capitol Park Welcome Center.
Pelican Bomb has a short take on the mysterious, beautiful lumen prints of Natasha Sanchez at Ochsner Imaging Center — prints which are as much a lesson in the history of photography as they are gorgeous works of art in their own right.