M.Y L.I.F.E I.N W.O.R.D.S.
BETWEEN POETRY AND THE BLUES
New Orleans has long been as mysterious to writers as the people who live in it. Insights into her secrets are illusive and the line between fiction and reality invisible. Native New Orleanian, Phyllis Parun, continues this tradition with romanticized tales about her native home for all who love the city as she does. With gracefully chosen phrases and personal vision, the author has written beautiful dreams about life in New Orleans, philosophy, beauty, love, lust, art and poetry.
A New Orleans memoir, soul travel, poetic odyssey, intimate portraits, "New Orleans Born" transports readers into the mythical realm of New Orleans, home to artists, musicians and writers, where the arts flourish. The author, a native New Orleanian, writes enchanted stories of insight and love about her family, her life experiences, and her beloved city, blurring lines between fiction and non-fiction, past and present, painting vivid images of the complexities of life's joys and sorrows sure to echo in your own life.
New Orleans native Phyllis Parun, visual artist with a philosopher's pen, writes poetry to share the beauty she finds in searching and questioning. Ms. Parun has spent a large part of her adult life exhibiting visual art and working as an arts activist in New Orleans, writing the city's first 1% for Arts Ordinance, founding arts organizations, operating a Fine and Decorative Arts Studio, restoring antique furniture and reviving the lost gilded arts. As an arts, health and political activist, Ms. Parun has been a catalyst shaping the unwritten culture of the New Orleans landscape. Readers will surely find her insightful writing coming from deep inner reserves.
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