The Maple Leaf Rag V

The publication party for the Maple Leaf Rag V was held at the Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans on August 10th. The auspiciousness of the evening being a “Super Moon” surprised no one.

According the the New Orleans Historical web site, “In 1979, famed local poet Everette Maddox began the series with sculptor Franz Heldner and poet Nancy Harris.” The weekly reading has continued uninterrupted for thirty-five years, save for Mardi Gras, hurricanes, and an occasional Saint’s playoff game. Since Everette’s death in 1989, the readings have been guided by the capable hands of Nancy Harris.

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