This poem is based on the death of Agnes Sampson. She was one of the first people burned at the stake for witchcraft in early modern Scotland.
Alex Van Geffen is a 25 year old graduate student who was born, raised and resides in New Orleans. This piece marks his return to creative writing after not doing very much of it since high school.
Other than the team that won the Super Bowl back in 2009, I don’t think that I can ever recall a Saints team that has the potential to be very good on both sides of the football in the same season as this 2018 unit does.
The fight for female reproductive freedom is far from over. In fact, as Republicans fight to whip up enough votes to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the larger fight over reproductive freedoms may be just beginning.
Being a Cajun myself – one associated with the culture through last name and my father’s past memories – the story of Bayou Corne, LA as presented in Forgotten Bayou is particularly heartbreaking. It represents a community that’s getting farther and farther away from me and a way of life I’ll never quite understand.
A funny thing happened to the New Orleans Saints franchise last night during their 3rd game of the 2018 NFL Pre-Season, although it’s fair to say that that it might not have been something that anyone would have anticipated happening just one week ago at this same time.
Is it Friday? Again? Indeed. The end of the work week for a few, just another day for those over-worked folks who work weekends and/or unemployed folks. The artifice of “the weekend” gets us through with the promise of relaxation, despite the fact that we could just be mellow all the time, for that is within us all along.
What’s a good way to spend a weekend in New Orleans, or more specifically, what’s a great way to use your time this weekend in the city of New Orleans? No matter what your plans are, make time in your day to check out one of New Orleans many locally owned record stores!
Joao Amos is a New Orleans Raised writer who evacuated to New York for Hurricane Katrina. There they discovered Slam poetry at the Urban Word Writing Workshop. Upon returning to New Orleans to graduate from Lusher Charter with a concentration in creative writing, Joao received the Scholastic Silver Medal.
Adam Albaari is a writer, originally hailing from Columbia, Maryland. He attended Loyola University New Orleans, graduating with a BA in English with a Writing Concentration. He resides in the Uptown area and has spent over five years writing both journalism and serial fiction for local publications.
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