REDS BLUES CLUB – Torches, Cold Beer and Blues

  A Whim by POOR WILLIAM, a beer drinker, blues lover and fellow in need of a torch (Clarksdale, Mississippi) “Particularly enjoyed Red’s, any bar where the barman requires a torch to find the booze is a good spot!”  —  Tom and Laura, London PHOTO SLIDESHOW Clark House Residential Inn, where Poor William serves as […]

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS Y’ALL!! Clarksdale Festival, October 12-13, 2012

By Poor William CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI – VIDEO AND PHOTO GALLERY IN POST – Clarksdale will host it’s 20th Tennessee Williams Festival this weekend, October 12-13, 2012. The event, sponsored by Coahoma Community College (CCC), kicks off at 9:00 a.m. on Friday at the Whiteside Lecture Hall on the Coahoma Community College main campus and concludes […]

Caroline Kennedy to Speak on lawn at Cutrer Mansion in Clarksdale

By Poor William Clarksdale, Mississippi – Caroline Kennedy will be speaking on the lawn at the Cutrer Mansion Friday, October 12th, as part of the free Community Book Talks Lecture Series. Folks will begin gathering on the grounds at 5:00 p.m. and Caroline, only surviving child of John F. Kennedy, will discuss “Listening In: The […]

Copper Thieves Robbing Coahoma County Right in Front of Our Eyes

Copper Thieves Robbing Coahoma County Right in Front of Our Eyes PHOTOS Clarksdalian’s know the site: “A rare bluff in the Mississippi Delta at the edge of Clarksdale, Mississippi and around the historic house of the city founder’s daughter.” We have seen it transform in recent years into a center for higher education. We are […]

Delta Delusions: Reflections at Cutrer: A Ghost from the Past

By POOR WILLIAM CLARKSDALE, Mississippi NOTE: The following fictional story was the winner in the 2008 Delta Writer’s Association’s Tennessee Williams Festival Writing Contest. It was published in the Clarksdale Press Register in October 2008. What is it about familiar spirits—a Judeo-Christian concept, which holds that evil spirits can and do present themselves to select […]