from Nathan C. Martin and Friends.

Room 220 Presents: Live Poetry at the Antenna Gallery

EVENT: Tuesday April 17, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
@ Antenna Gallery -- 3161 Burgundy St., NOLA
From left: Jessica Henricksen with rooster, Andy Stallings squinting, Andy Young with backpack baby
From left: Jessica Henricksen with rooster, Andy Stallings squinting, Andy Young with backpack baby

Andy Young and Jessica Henricksen celebrate the release of new books along with poet and THERMOS co-editor Andy Stallings!

7 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, at the Antenna Gallery (3161 Burgundy St.)

Andy Young, author of The People is Singular (Press Street, 2012), will give an intimate presentation of poems to follow-up the multimedia performance extravaganza in January that celebrated the book’s launch. Young is an instructor of poetry at NOCCA and co-editor of the bi-lingual Arabic-English literary journal Meena. Read the Room 220 interview with her here.

Andy Stallings is co-editor of THERMOS magazine and an instructor of poetry and creative writing at Tulane University. He teaches and edits alongside his wife, the poet Melissa Dickey. Stallings has degrees from the University of Washington and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, and children named Esme and Curran. He publishes most of his poetry online at Ink Node. Read the Room 220 interview with Stallings, conducted by Mug editor Erik Vande Stouwe, here.

Jessica Henricksen’s new chapbook, Past the Breakers (Lost Hill Books, 2012), is her first collection. A lifelong New Orleans resident, she is currently the Director of College Counseling at the Louise S. McGehee School for girls. She received a degree in English from Loyola University and an MFA from Eastern Washington University, where she was the Managing Editor of Willow Springs. She is the recipient of a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts.


Hand-in-Glove Conference Guide

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Essay by Amy Mackie, edited by Bob Snead, designed by Erik Keisewetter

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Photo by Sophie Lvoff in WE'RE PREGNANT

We’re Pregnant
Words by Nathan Martin. Photography by Akasha Rabut, Sophie T. Lvoff, and Grissel Giuliano.

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The People Is Singular
Poems by Andy Young and Photographs by Salwa Rashad

The People Is Singular, by local poet Andy Young and Egyptian photographer Salwa Rashad, is a personal response to the Egyptian Revolution. Rashad’s vision includes everyday people—Muslims and Christians, young and old, the foregrounded and the peripheral. Her perspective is from inside the events as they unfolded. Andy Young, a New Orleans poet married to [...]

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by Brad and Jim Richard

In both poetry and prose, Brad Richard explores the influence of his father’s work on his own, as well as the experience of growing up as the son of an artist while becoming an artist himself. Jim Richard is a professor of painting at the University of New Orleans and has exhibited at the Solomon [...]


How to Rebuild a City
Edited by Anne Gisleson & Tristan Thompson w/ design and artistic direction by Catherine Burke

Beautifully designed, sometimes fun, always informative, How to Rebuild a City: Field Guide from a work in Progress, is a reflection of the many ways that New Orleanians have realized our way towards recovery, actively and creatively engaging with our communities.


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by Brian Zeigler & Raymond “Moose” Jackson

BBoth originally from Detroit, cousins Brian Zeigler and Raymond “Moose” Jackson began collaborating while Brian was harboring Moose in Vermont during Katrina evacuation. While their doodling proclivities may have made them rustbelt exiles from the rest of their autoworker family, together they produce seductive aphorisms of wit and weirdness that provoke, confound and celebrate a [...]