Readings in Alabama and Louisiana
In October 2019, Jeff Weddle (author of Citizen Relent, Unlikely Books, 2019), Wendy Taylor Carlisle (author of The Mercy of Traffic, Unlikely Books, 2019), and dan raphael (author of Manything, Unlikely Books, 2019), read their poetry on a five-city mini-tour in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette, Louisiana. The footage in this video is from Jeff Weddle's performances in Baton Rouge and Tuscaloosa.
Jeff Weddle feels the walls closing in. He looks forward to someday again breathing the fresh, clean air of a sane and safe America, though he is not foolish enough to hold his breath. He is the author of eleven books, most recently Good Party (Poetic Justice Books, 2020). Unlikely Books published his Citizen Relent in 2018. Jeff won the 2007 Eudora Welty Prize for Bohemian New Orleans: The Story of the Outsider and Loujon Press (UPress of Mississippi). Like most everyone, he is past ready for this hell to end.