short-story

National Short Story month is finally upon us! To celebrate, Bayou staff members have compiled some terrific content, including story reviews, interviews with fiction writers, audio clips of readings, and info about New Orleans literary events (including a reading at Bayou’s Issue 61 Launch Party, more details to come). Be on the lookout for National Short Story […]

echoes

Echoes is a digital reading series featuring writers from around the country reciting their favorite poems, along with a recording of the poet themselves reading their work. This week, poet Lily Duffy reads Charles Olson’s “Maximus to Gloucester, Letter 27 [withheld].” “My first exposure to “Maximus to Gloucester, Letter 27 [withheld]” was the YouTube video […]

corpse

For the past few weeks, Bayou has been running a digital exquisite corpse over on our Twitter account. The idea was simple: post a daily prompt, and have followers tweet back the next line. We re-tweet their tweet, and then others can respond, creating a beautiful thread of unexpected verse! We’ll be posting the results […]

typewriter

  It’s a beautiful day in the French Quarter of New Orleans and the streets are bustling with musicians, tap-dancers, living statues, and tarot readers. Tourists and locals alike stop to enjoy the sights in the warmth of the late-afternoon sun, and, perhaps, to hire their own personal poet. Ben Aleshire, hat cocked on an […]

echoes

Echoes is a digital reading series featuring writers from around the country reciting their favorite poems, along with a recording of the poet themselves reading their work. This week, Bayou‘s Associate Poetry Editor Kia Groom reads Anne Sexton’s poem “Wanting to Die”. “I’ve heard it said that poets like Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath are […]

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 […]

Bayou_61_cropped cover

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 […]