echoes

Echoes is a digital reading series that will run throughout National Poetry Month, featuring writers from around the country reciting their favorite poems, along with a recording of the poet themselves reading their work aloud. In his essay The Aural Ellipsis and the Nature of Listening in Contemporary Poetry, Nick Piombino states that “the complex […]

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Issue 61 of Bayou Magazine is off to the presses! While we’re counting down the days to its arrival you can pre-order your issues now online or through snail mail. For more info, check out our Subscription page. This issue is a beaut, with cover art by the astonishing German artist Simone Lucas. Inside are essays that include […]

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National Poetry Month comes but once a year, so why not take advantage of it and start thinking – and tweeting – poetically? Part of the great and enduring appeal of poetry is its delicacy and economy of language, and it’s probably no surprise that its made such a come-back in the last 30 years. […]

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National Poetry Month (and concurrently, NaPoWriMo) is upon us, and we at Bayou have some awesome surprises up our sleeves to help celebrate! During the month of April, we’ll be posting book reviews, interviews, and writing prompts/games, as well as letting you know about events happening in and around the Crescent City, where Bayou is […]

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Welcome to the blog series, PROCESS. In this series I ask artists of various mediums about their artistic processes. I’ve decided to open the door to visual artists and composers of music alongside our writerly types because as artists, I think we are most similar in our approach to process—how we do the work. Whether […]

Michael Foucault reads

If you’re reading this, congratulations! You have survived AWP, Bayou-hosted Contributor’s Reading, and the second-coldest Mardi Gras on record. After all your hard work, consider taking a break and picking up a book. jewel bush, founder of MelaNated Writers Collective, has a few suggestions that span from Dickens to Life On Mars. They have the […]

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Welcome to the blog series, PROCESS. In this series I ask artists of various mediums about their artistic processes. I’ve decided to open the door to visual artists and composers of music alongside our writerly types because as artists, I think we are most similar in our approach to process—how we do the work. Whether […]