Hope Becomes Faith – a poem about a miracle

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By unnamed Guest Bohemian (Clarksdale, Mississippi) Submission by a long-time local Clarksdale business man who quietly and beautifully puts his thoughts to pen and paper–sometimes in a song, sometimes in a poem. We are blessed that he would share this treasure with the Delta Bohemian®. After reading a poem written by a terminally ill young […]

Delta Bohemian: Heart of the Mississippi Delta – Rivergator – River Connects Us All

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Guest Bohemian John “Driftwood Johnnie” Ruskey (Clarksdale, Mississippi) Brought to you courtesy of the: Lower Mississippi River Foundation Now Available: fine art glicées depicting the elegant creative meanders and wildly fertile landscapes of the Lower Mississippi River.  These glicées are super high quality reproductions printed with brilliant permanent inks on buffered museum-grade watercolor paper. Visit www.deltabohemian.com and enjoy […]

Delta Blues Museum Blues Trail Marker Unveiling

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By PANNY MAYFIELD (Clarkdale, Mississippi) Despite overcast chilly skies, a large crowd attended the prestigious Mississippi Heritage Blues Trail marker unveiling honoring Clarksdale’s Delta Blues Museum Thursday afternoon, April 11. Speaking on the program beneath the canopy facing the marker are

The New York Times values Shonda Warner’s opinion when it comes to farmland prices – What do you think?

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(Clarksdale, Mississippi) -by Guest Bohemian Fat Clyde, aka Mr. Lil John McKee Hello all you Bohemians out there; check out our own Shonda Warner’s quote in the New York Times about the recent surge in farmland prices. Miss Shonda did not fall off a watermelon trailer yesterday, and the DB suspects that she is right […]

CAT HEAD THEN, NOW AND LATER

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Clarksdale, MS – By Guest Bohemian Eric Stone Cat Head turned 10 years old this year in a place where that’s a long time for a business. It’s achieved that by cutting out a strong niche for itself as both a commercial enterprise that sells blues music, art and books to visitors and also a […]

The Big Dinner on the Ground – Mississippi Picnic in Central Park 33rd Celebration

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By Guest Bohemian Erickson EB Blakney, Broadcast Journalist and Documentarian with Publisher’s Footnote New York City – PHOTO GALLERY – “Follow your nose, it always knows,” so goes the popular ad jingle.  Saturday, as I was standing at the far southwestern reaches of Central Park’s Sheep’s Meadow, I detected the faint, yet distinct aroma of a […]

Why is Padre David Elliott So Glad to be an Episcopalian? Could it be Freedom of Thought – Freedom to Disagree – Freedom to Question and Search?

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By Guest Bohemian Rev. David A. Elliott III        with Publisher’s Footnote Clarksdale, MS – VIDEO – I AM GLAD TO BE WITH YOU THIS MORNING… IT JUST SO HAPPENED THAT I WAS IN TOWN THIS WEEKEND AND TIM ASKED—“CAN YOU SUPPLY THIS WEEKEND WHILE YOU’RE HERE???” I SPENT TEN YEARS IN THE DELTA—IT’S A […]

Mississippi DELTA BOHEMIAN Characters: Heartfelt Musings About the Mississippi Delta by Eric Stone

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  Thinking about how I was going to say it, ask it, beg for it, occupied my mind over the mornings, afternoons, and night times spent with our guest and friend and acclaimed writer Eric Stone during his recent stay with us. Eric and his friend, Bill Krauss, now our friend too, gave us much […]

Au Revoir, Avec Notre Amis, Levi (Saying goodbye with our friend Levi Minyard)

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  Au Revoir, Avec Notre Amis, Levi (Saying goodbye with our friend Levi Minyard) By Guest Bohemian Jay Hughes a friend in Oxford who did not know him nearly long enough OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI (deltabohemian.com) – The first time I met Levi it was apparent that his smile was as contagious as his energy was infectious.  […]

Men! What Do They Need?

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By Magical Madge For going on three-plus years now, I have had in my iPhone the following Note (see image): Respected Admired Wanted Now why did I put only those three words into a Note on my iPhone with no explanation? 

The Delta Bohemian: Year-end Review: What We Did & Where We Are Headed

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The Delta Bohemian (DB) turned one-year old recently! The “brainless child” of Billy and Madge Marley Howell–Poor William and Magical Madge–the DB was established as an organic expression of how the two see and experience the Mississippi Delta and Clarksdale, Mississippi. What is The Delta Bohemian? We consider it a zany, quirky, off-the-wall, always spontaneous, […]

Portrait of an Art Teacher as a Young Woman

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Portrait of an Art Teacher as a Young Woman By Guest Bohemian Alex Hemrick The Delta Bohemian is thrilled to feature an intuitive, humorous reflection by Delta Bohemian Alex Hemrick, a local middle school teacher in the Clarksdale Municipal School District. Alex and her awesome roommate and teacher Kelly West share a fishpond with Poor […]

A Mississippi State of Mind: Reflections of the Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival

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Story and Photographs by Guest Delta Bohemian Ray Proetto of Blues Power Photo CLARKSDALE, Mississippi Enjoy this account of our historical Sunflower festival by Guest Delta Bohemian writer and photographer Ray Proetto, founder of Blues Power Photo. Please check out Ray’s website and his vast array of outstanding photographs after you enjoy his story and […]

PLEASE REMOVE YOUR LITTER – Mighty Quapaw Mississippi River Flood 2011 Cleanup Aftermath

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By DRIFTWOOD JOHNNIE ( aka John Ruskey ) I have been thinking about the question — Why Clean Up?  I must admit I have been dismissive of the cleanup trend sweeping the Lower Mississippi, thinking I would rather appreciate and share the beauty of the world than clean up after the slobs upstream whose neglect […]