Co-Founders of The Delta Bohemian Magical Madge and Chilly Billy Howell
Co-Founders of The Delta Bohemian Magical Madge and Chilly Billy Howell

Established November 2010 – So what is the DELTA BOHEMIAN®?

The DELTA BOHEMIAN® enjoys Celebrating the Constancy and Diversity of the Mississippi Delta.

Zany, Quirky, Literary, Off-the-wall, Curious, Unconventional, Fresh

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MALACHI MONTROY – Malachi Montroy regularly writes short and insightful reflections about life. Each Malachi is spontaneously generated and given to Chilly Billy when he least expects it. He numbers them in sequential order but shares them randomly with you, our reader. The Malachi Moment posts are an exploration of an original Malachi, often transpiring in a conversational setting.

Here on The DB, Chilly Billy and Magical Madge share random Malachi’s and how they interpret them in the present. We invite you to read the Malachi Moments, each one numbered and randomly shared, and use it as a launching pad for your own reflection, either alone or where two or more are gathered. Have fun with it and see where it takes you. 

POOR WILLIAM’S WHIMS and CHILLY BILLY CONSIDERS – Poor William and Chilly Billy, both lovers of words, alliteration, and literature, seek to make the reader laugh, think, and appreciate life in Clarksdale, MS–the heart of the Mississippi Delta and home of the Blues–a place laden with grist for humor, healing, and unique perspectives on life in general.

All that Poor William and Chilly Billy scribble is full of veracity, but their relations with  Pontificus are “suspect.” We ain’t so sure there is more than one of ‘em! Vaya con Dios, and let the whiming begin…

PONTIFICUS MINIMUS – Pontificus Minimus is a contemplator” of low estate” who loves to opine from a Judeo-Christian world view about things that matter and things that don’t. While still retaining much of his hereditary jocularity, he is a dram more serious than his dear brother, Poor William/Chilly Billy, also a lad of very low estate! The title of Pontifex Maximus became one of those held by the Roman emperor, and the Pope is often referred to as the Pontifex Maximus–the head bridge builder or the highest priest in Rome. Pontificus Minimus desires to build bridges between the world of faith and the world looking for faith! Alas, he is but a mere lad with big plans!

YOUNG & FREE – Mississippi Delta budding and seasoned young writer Corinne Vance Fikes, an Integrated Marketing graduate of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi, shares her perspective on life. Corinne is presently the Account Manager for Hunt Marketing Firm in Oxford. Corinne is represented by Colors Agency for modeling and acting.

YOU CAN’T GET THIS S*@# IN NEW YORK CITY – A Whimsical View of the Mississippi Delta including Photographs, Videos, Whatever We See Out and About The Delta

ARTEESTS – Featuring Mississippi Delta Artists and Artists who Love the Mississippi Delta

GUEST BOHEMIANS – Contributing writers and artists who are either from the Mississippi Delta or who love this unique place, too. Some of our contributing writers include Mr. Lil John McKee, an oh so bright Mississippi Delta Farmer with his very own quirky side and John “Driftwood Johnie” Ruskey, the renaissance man and owner of Quapaw Canoe Company.

DELTA SHORTS – DELTA SHORTS will be a regular, sometimes serialized compilation of very short fictional stories also known as “flash” or “sudden” fiction. The author, William Prentiss, will use an array of techniques crossing multiple genres to tell tales grounded in Delta pathos and reality. The often-macabre stories will at times reflect the baseness found in humanity, so that the good seen daily around us will shine all the brighter. All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

WATCHA GONNA DO? – Sometimes we highlight upcoming events in Clarksdale, Coahoma County and Beyond. When we do, we like to feature the unique DELTA BOHEMIAN™ SCENES – a collection of photographs taken by the DELTA BOHEMIAN™ out and about. You might see yourself here!

FRONT PORCH BLUES AND NEWS – This explains itself. No? Might have some overlap with other pages.

RADIOLAND: an audio wasteland. – Random recordings. Always spontaneous. Never planned. – Poor Williams/Chilly Billy and Magical Madge are known to record themselves – well, especially Poor William/Chilly Billy – at all hours of the day and night. This is never pre-meditated and has a bit REALITY “TV” feel to it. You are invited into OUR world. Come out to play with us!

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UPDATE: We owned and operated the Delta Bohemian Guest House and the Clarksdale White House, two outstanding overnight accommodations in Clarksdale for many years. Unfortunately, due to the forced economic coronavirus shutdown, we could not continue these two businesses and had to sell our properties.

We are happy we have been able to continue operating our Delta Bohemian Tours with Chilly Billy as our truly outstanding tour guide. 

Thanks for reading. Remember, it’s good to be bohemian, especially a DELTA BOHEMIAN®.

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Magical Madge and Poor William at a Mississippi Delta Cocktail Party. Photo by the DELTA BOHEMIAN

Magical Madge and Chilly Billy at a Mississippi Delta Cocktail Party. Photo by the DELTA BOHEMIAN


ABOUT US: It is a Mississippi Delta Literary Perspective from the Delta Bohemians – Flavored with Delta Blues, Booze, and distinctly Southern Views and some mention of Hot Chicks! Includes thoughts on the Mississippi Delta, Southern Literature, Photography, Folk Tales, Education and maybe a little History! Discover Delta Juke Joints, Blues Clubs, and travel destinations in the MS Delta.

Our focus is on the Mississippi Delta, often from Clarksdale MS – the Heart of the Mississippi Delta, the Delta Blues, Hill Country Blues, Rock and Roll and other music you might find in Mississippi Juke Joints.  We will discuss Southern literature, photography, artists, folk tales, education, Southern religion, as well as zany and quirky things about the place we call home.

Expect to get a taste of some great lip-smacking Barbeque from Abe’s BBQ at the Crossroads in Clarksdale or just some great road side soul food.  We might even take you down to the Shack Up Inn or Hopson Plantation, the location where the great blues master Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) was discovered.

Music is a great part of the Delta experience and you can look forward to visits to Red’s Blues Lounge, Ground Zero Blues Club and other places, too!

We may visit the Delta Blues Museum or reflect on Robert Johnson or William Faulkner’s writings and round it out with discussions on a multitude of subjects from Delta agriculture and tourism to civil rights, and faith in God.

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