On post-Confederate Monuments in New Orleans

In a collaboration with Nola.com/The Times-Picayune during the Prospect.4 biennial, Pelican Bomb has an overview of the incoming artworks addressing monuments in the city. Former Confederate generals need not apply.


Ecotone at FORESTival

After six long years away, I’m thrilled to say that Ecotone is finally coming home. Next Saturday, I’ll be giving a reading and a poetry walk at FORESTival, the annual festival of the arts and environment at A Studio in the Woods. The reading will also feature a tour of some of the places that inspired the book and stories from its creation; the festival will also feature musicians, artists, and chefs from across southern Louisiana. More information, and tickets, are available here.

Pursuing the Cool with Joel Dinerstein and Maurice Ruffin

Next Thursday night, I’m thrilled to moderate a conversation between Joel Dinerstein, author of American Cool, and Maurice Carlos Ruffin, novelist and author of the forthcoming We Cast a Shadow, at Garden District Book Shop, to celebrate the New Orleans launch of Dinerstein’s new book (which has been lavishly praised by just about every publication that’s encountered it). More details here; the talk starts at 6pm.

Ecotone launch events

Continuing to suspend my disbelief, two weeks from today Ecotone will have its official launch party, but I’m delighted to say that there will be a few other events that week to celebrate its first birthday. Details are available on the events page, but in short — I’m honored to be giving a lecture/reading at the Jewish Community Center in New Orleans on September 11; to be appearing with painter Myrtle von Damitz and editor Sara Slaughter on WRBH radio on September 14; and finally to be kicking it all off later that night on the 14th at Antenna Gallery. All welcome!