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CollectionsYour library (133)


TagsGypsy Lou (2), Little Magazine (1), Small Press (1), Loujon (1), Kenneth Patchen (1), Webb (1), publishing (1), small press (1), Bukowski (1), Literary History (1) — see all tags

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About meI teach in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alabama. My book, Bohemian New Orleans: The Story of the Outsider and Loujon Press, was published in June 2007 by the University Press of Mississippi.

GroupsChinaski's Stool, Drunken Curmudgeons, Librarians who LibraryThing, Progressive & Liberal!, The Printing press, Writer-readers

Favorite authorsCharles Bukowski, Alan, May (Shared favorites)

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceAug 1, 2007

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Just a quick note to let you know that my new novel, Dirty Little Angels, is now available. Thought you might like it since it's been compared to Larry Brown, whom I noticed you like. Here's a link to a summary in case you're interested:

Take care,

Read that you were on hand for the New Orleans premier of the LouJon documovie in New Orleans last month. I imagine it was a grand time.
Haha. Gotcha. Was thinkin you may remember as you twisted yr ankle or something and another guy I knew in class has to drive you to the hospital... Good times... Cheers.
Definitely small world. Things are good. CONGRATS on your book. I remember reading that Raymond Carver story in your class, where the dudes go bowling and everything goes haywire... Haha... Do you remember jumping off of the air conditioner while reading one of your poems? That was the class I was in!
OK, this is weird. I got on here in who knows how long, and there is a comment or friend request from you. The weird part? I think I took Freshman Lit from you at Ole Miss. Ha! Did you teach at Ole Miss in Fall 1992? Crazy...
I'm disappointed to hear that the clippings you had access to were so often poor quality copies. I had hoped to hear about limited budget/space or rights complications keeping them out of your book so that I could try to cajole you into making them available by some other means.

Oh, well.
Hi. After sampling different parts of the book I am now reading through straight from the beginning bit by bit. Am now just to the point where you are beginning to focus on Bukowski and Corrington. So far my only disappointment is wanting to see some of the artifacts you describe; photos in clippings and so on. Otherwise I am trying to soak up and digest all the great info you pulled together.

Received your book from Amazon last Saturday. Made a couple of dives into the text and encouraged have started reading from the beginning. I need to make notes while I am reading because all the great info in your book is bringing more and more questions to my mind. I'll make a more specific comment once I've read (and reread) some more of the book but wanted to let you know that I am finding it to be a good read and that I want to know more more more. :))

Wow! You say Gypsy Lou is still alive. No Way!?!? Way?! For some wacky reason that makes me happier with the world that she's still been around. I never met her, it was a friend of a friend sort of thing and my friend got married and moved on and I lost touch plus I've been away from New Orleans for over 15 years now. See I'm so excited that I'm just leaving all these run on sentences. I'll probably come here and gush again once I receive your book and have had time to read,


Hey Jeff,

Wow, that was fast! I can't believe how quickly your book got to you. Thanks so much for signing it and thanks for your gracious comments regarding my book I sent to you as well.

I'm leaving town today for a much-needed vacation, so I'll be gone for a while (just a few weeks), but I look forward to reading your book upon my return.

I'm glad you're enjoying it. I thought the LibraryThing Authors idea was so neat when they added it, and now you're a LT Author! I've had a great summer. I've just been doing my internship. I'm back for my final semester in the fall, and then it's off into the real world. Terrifying! I'm very excited though. Look forward to seeing you this fall! How has your summer been?
hey there, thanks for the invite.....i will be getting your book soon, i love learning about early histories of independent presses...
Glad to meet you as well.
I felt the same about Factotum. I haven't seen Crazy Love, but I should. I've not heard of the other one. I'll look for it.
Yes, we do have similar tastes. Bukowski was a favorite of mine for years. I've been reading a lot of Christopher Moore, JP Donleavy and Tom Robbins as of late though. Have you seen Facotum? If so, what did you think?
Hey Jeff!

I got your book in the mail from Amazon today. Looks fascinating! How 'bout an autograph??? You could email me a mailing address at I'd certainly appreciate it!

Hi Jeff!

How exciting!!! I did not realize you were a UT grad too. When did you graduate? And, yes, The Buk is my man! :-)

Hey, Gerry is one of my oldest and dearest friends! He and I have been published together pretty widely in the little mags and he's the reason why I moved to SoCal. And I did do my MA under him. It was a lot of fun, but quite a while ago. I haven't seen him in ages, although we keep up with each other, sporadically. What about you? How do you know Gerry?

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