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Bruce Rutledge
August 3, 2020

Announcing our autobiographical novel writing contest
Bruce Rutledge
July 24, 2020

Discover Nikkei reviews Persimmon and Frog
Bruce Rutledge
May 13, 2020

For Ellis
David Rutledge
April 9, 2020

A Review of The Italian Barrel, 1240 Decatur
David Rutledge
March 30, 2020

Report from the French Quarter
David Rutledge
March 25, 2020

A Vida Count of Our Very Own
Tracy Wang
October 25, 2017

Bookshelves: the Ideal, the DIY, and the Real Life
Emmaline Cotter
June 5, 2017

Eggnog, Hot Cider, Mulled Wine, and What Else?
Jin Chang
December 15, 2016

A Month of Turkey and Writing
Jin Chang
November 23, 2016

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For Ellis
David Rutledge
April 9, 2020

Ellis Marsalis at Jazz Fest 2018

 

For Ellis

(1934–2020)

 

Nothing spontaneous

Nothing improvised

None of the necessary sounds in the streets

 

Places that should have paraded

Places that should have erupted, rest empty.

An absence weighs on the city.

 

(At home knowing Music Redeems

At home knowing Loved Ones or Joe Cool’s Blues or

The Ellis Marsalis Quintet Plays the Music of Ellis Marsalis)

 

The city of Ellis is restless 

At home knowing the need for a long dirge,

An endless second line.

 



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