Thursday, November 8th


James Nolan describes this collection of his New Orleans poems as an “autobiography of place,” for which he selected fifty poems written over a span of fifty years focused on his native city. This book is a companion volume to Nolan’s recent, Flight Risk: Memoirs of a New Orleans Bad Boy. Some of these poems are arias, while others are portraits of a Creole childhood, elegies about family members, jazz riffs on local culture, and commemorations of historic events, from Martin Luther King’s assassination through Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf oil spill.

This book is available in paperback ($14.95).

James Nolan discusses and signs his book, Nasty Water: Collected New Orleans Poems.

If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.

Event date: 

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

James Nolan: Nasty Water: Collected New Orleans Poems