17 Poets! Literary and Performance Series
17 Poets! Literary and Performance Series

17 Poets! Literary and Performance Series is a weekly literary series that takes place on Thursday nights at The Gold Mine in New Orleans' historic French Quarter, featuring nationally & internationally renowned poets, writers and painters who are featured regularly throughout the year in this multi-disciplinary art space. 17 Poets! Literary and Performance Series is coordinated by poets Dave Brinks and Megan Burns. This very celebrated literary series has been running since 2003 and has produced over 850 literary programs in that time.

Recent National press coverage at The Gold Mine showcasing poets & artists from the New Orleans poetry community include:

PennSound: Professional Human Beingsa radio documentary about New Orleans' artistic resilience Post-Katrina, produced by Pauline Cavillot

PBS The News Hours with Jim Lehrer  (This documentary aired on television in April '06, coast-to-coast)

MIT Research & Logistics in Literary Communities (compiling and documenting the recent New Orleans' literary movement, including poets & artists from the community)
National Public Radio (on-going coverage examining the roles of poets & artists in the New Orleans community since the hurricane)



Some of the distinguished authors who recently have performed at the 17 Poets! Reading Series and include:


Bernadette Mayer

John Sinclair

Pierre Joris

Nicole Peyrafitte

Bill Zavatsky
Gordon Walmsley

Simon Pettet
Dara Wier

Ed Sanders

Alice Notley



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