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Brad Richard - Parasite Kingdom + Elizabeth Gross - this body / that lightning show

Event date: 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 6:00pm

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Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Steet - New Orleans, LA 70115


Celebrate National Poetry Month with Brad Richard and Elizabeth Gross as they launch their new books.

Brad Richard’s collection, Parasite Kingdom, received the 2018 Tenth Gate Prize, selected by editor and poet Leslie McGrat.

When insanity reigns in high places, and the culture has commodified human depths into glittering surfaces, we need Parasite Kingdom: a radical and instantaneous mytho-poesis that might give us perspective by breaking the whole damn thing apart. Richard gives us new apocrypha to ward off current apocalypse, new symbols by which we might come to understand ourselves.” —Dan Beachy-Quick


Elizabeth Gross’s debut collection, this body / that lightning show, was selected by Jericho Brown for inclusion in The Word Works’ Hilary Tham Collection.


Jessie Morgan-Owens - GIRL IN BLACK AND WHITE

Event date: 

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70118

Join us for when Jessie Morgan-Owens presents and signs her new book, GIRL IN BLACK AND WHITE: The Story of Mary Mildred Williams and the Abolition Movement.

The riveting, little-known story of Mary Mildred Williams — a slave girl who looked “white” — whose photograph transformed the abolitionist movement.

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