Sunday, February 12, 2006

Well Krewe du Vieux rolled Saturday, chilly outside but our hearts were warm. We had great fun marching. We were part of the Krewe de Mishigas-- Yiddish for the krewe of craziness-- formerly Krewe du Jieux but do to an unfortunate but predictable schism in the ranks, there is now a random krewe of jieux marching about under the redoubtably brilliantly but ofttimes maddening LJ Goldstein, whereas the krewe he founded.. anyway.. yawn...
We marched, and the crowd was happy to see us. We were supposed to be NOLA's Ark-- being a Jieuxish krewe we are doomed to be exegetical-- anyway, 3 of us came as the three blind mice levee inspectors.. marching with our white canes and crashing into folks, who seemed to get it immediately...Some photos for your viewing pleasure...
First you see (above) our King and her royal highness the J.A.P. 2006--
Next (below) one of those lovely blind mice a random clown...a FEMA official, and the candyman

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Rodger Kamenetz is an award-winning poet and author. He wrote the landmark international bestseller The Jew in the Lotus and the National Jewish Book Award-winning Stalking Elijah. His five books of poetry include The Lowercase Jew --he has been called “the most formidable of the Jewish-American poets”. His memoir, Terra Infirma, has been described as “the most beautiful book ever written about a mother and son.”

            His 2007 book, The History of Last Night's Dream, was featured on Oprah Winfrey's Soul Series. Kamenetz takes us on an historical tour of dreaming from Genesis to now, and shows how dreams have been misinterpreted. He then shows how dreams can be used today to reveal the truth of the soul.

In 2010 came Burnt Books: Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav and Franz Kafka, a dual biography published by Schocken and Nextbook Press.

  Rodger lives in New Orleans where he divides his time between working with dream clients and writing poetry. He is married to fiction writer Moira Crone  and is the father of Anya Kamenetz (author of Generation Debt) and Kezia Kamenetz.


Rodger Kamenetz is Professor Emeritus at Louisiana State  University where he was the Sternberg Honors Professor and LSU Distinguished Professor. He held a dual appointment as a Professor in the Department of English and in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. He is the founding director of LSU's highly successful MFA program in Creative Writing, and the founding director of the Jewish Studies Program. His students have gone on to successful writing careers, among them poets Martha Serpas, Virgil Suarez, Mark Yakich and Anthony Kelman and fiction writers Olympia Vernon, Ronlyn Domingue, Laurie Lynn Drummond,and Connie Porter. He holds a B.A. from Yale College and graduate degrees from Johns Hopkins and Stanford Universities.