Richard Grant – Hooked on the Mississippi Delta

Former New Yorker and native Brit intrigued with our grist for humor, healing, and unique perspectives on life in general By Magical Madge More and more and more semi-fixtures, those who visit the Mississippi Delta over and over and over from far away places, leaving a piece of themselves each time, which nags and perplexes, drawing […]

Mississippi Delta Sunset with Delta Dog Gunny

Cuz and Tomcat gave Poor William a ride on the water and Gunny impressed By Poor William VIDEO and PHOTO GALLERY “Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing […]

Delta Roadtrip Links Clarksdale and Helena

October 2-3 the two cities join hands to celebrate art, culture, food, music, literature By Magical Madge – A Delta Roadtrip is something I have done all my life. Being born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, traveling the highways from town to town is something we grew up doing over and over and over […]

Delta Design

Evidence Surrounds Us By POOR WILLIAM “But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand […]

Another Mississippi Delta Saturday Night

From Club to Club to Club By POOR WILLIAM VIDEO and PHOTOS Delta folks ain’ scared of a party and that’s for damn sure. It’s always on in the Mississippi Delta: whether high-browing at the Country Club or low-browing just about any-damn-where-else. We Deltans love to party whether at a cocktail party, a tailgating event at […]

Santana Tandem Cycles in Mississippi Delta again!

Vacation bikers followed by the American Queen headed to Kathryn’s on Moon Lake and on to Clarksdale and beyond. By MAGICAL MADGE It was a cold, rainy Spring morning and dozens upon dozens of tandem bicyclers from all over the United States and Europe were not letting that dampen their spirits. They were hungry for some […]

Coen of My New Orleans captures the Mississippi Delta

Greenwood, Indianola and Clarksdale are must-sees By MAGICAL MADGE New Orleans, a destination for millions of travelers worldwide, is talking about the benefits of “Traveling the Mississippi Delta: A land of myths and legends.” Cheré Coen with myNewOrleans.com wrote a fascinating article about three of our towns, Greenwood, Indianola and Clarksdale, and touched on the mystical […]

Easter in Sumner, Mississippi Delta Style

2004 and 2014 By MAGICAL MADGE Happy Easter everyone. This is my favorite day of the entire year. He is risen! Here is a look back at two different Easter Sundays celebrated with my Vance family and my father in 2004 and with life-long friends and my husband Billy in 2014, both in my hometown of Sumner, […]

Longhaired Republicans, Politics and Facebook Rants

Can’t we all just get along? By POOR WILLIAM Wow! What a week it has been for Facebook pontificators, polarizing politicians, and armchair pundits: Bibi Netanyahu’s speech to the house about Iran, the Selma commemorative march, Hillary’s emails or the lack thereof, Ferguson closure to some degree, and ISIS, always ISIS.

VACATION RENTALS IN THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA

Memphis StyleBlueprint’s Sally Walker gives you guidelines on what to look for. By MAGICAL MADGE Every day I look forward to my email from Memphis StyleBlueprint and on my birthday a special one landed in my inbox. The title got me immediately–“CONFESSIONS OF (AND TIPS FROM) A VACATION RENTAL JUNKIE.”

Alligators in the Mississippi Delta

Two Delta Bohemian Back Road Excursions with Poor William March 4 & 5, 2012 By MAGICAL MADGE VIDEO and PHOTOS Yesterday, Storm Thor blew through the Mississippi Delta. It left sleet, ice and snow in its wake. We are not used to this kind of bitter weather here and I tend to go into a cocoon […]

Give ’em Hell CeDell – “Last Man Standing”

Celebrate his newest CD in 10+ years at the Delta Blues Museum Saturday, March 7th. 3pm-5pm By POOR WILLIAM Tarzan is no longer playing in black and white on Saturday afternoons, at least not in the Mississippi Delta, so whatcha gonna do this Saturday afternoon, March 7th, from 3:00—5:00? Why not mosey on down to 1 […]

Turnrow Book Company has Kornegay SOIL on it’s hands

Co-founder and Proprietor Jamie Kornegay launches his debut novel in Greenwood By MAGICAL MADGE Rarely do I visit the Mississippi Delta town of Greenwood without stopping by Turnrow Book Company on Howard Street. If Poor William is with me, it’s imperative, but we always make a pact not to go crazy buying more than we can afford.

Mississippi Delta Rapids and a Rider ‘fore the Storm

Take a Delta Bohemian Back Road Excursion By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi VIDEO Flat lands got rapids too, ya know! The Mississippi Delta has long been heralded as having some of the most fertile soil this side of the River Nile; we ‘bout as flat too! Drainage ditches skirting crop turn rows are a fixture […]

Mississippi Delta Cat Trumps Delta Dog, Every Time

Dandy and Shady By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi VIDEO Mississippi Delta Dogs are an inescapable, loosely cherished constant in our beloved homeland, but they are not the cat’s meow! Cat will get a fella every time! A friend of Poor William’s is fond of saying that you can lead a man off in to the Grand […]

MERRY CHRISTMAS from the Delta Bohemian!!!!

God bless us everyone. Clarksdale, Mississippi Magical Madge and I want to thank our Business Partners (check ‘em out on our website), our Subscribers (if you haven’t subscribed do it now. It’s free!), and folks—near and far—who love the Mississippi Delta and all it has to offer:

MS Delta Wildlife

Geese, deer, turkeys, armadillos, coyotes, bobcats, raccoons, alligators, black bear, black panther, etc…. By POOR WILLIAM VIDEO Hey Man, we love the blues in the Delta, but we also are eat up with all our wildlife. Magical Madge and I, along with many a Deltan, take great pleasure in late afternoon and evening drives in the […]

Red Paden Birthday Bash at Red’s Lounge

He says he is now 17! By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO AND PHOTOS Sunday night was a time of great festivity for Clarksdalians— natives, transplants, and miscreants—who love Red Paden and his world-renowned, one-of-a-kind, ain’t-nothing-like-it blues lounge. We celebrated Red’s birthday in typical Red’s Lounge fashion: cold beer, warm BBQ, hot […]

The Mosquito Returns to the New Roxy

2014 Finale By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi (VIDEO at BOTTOM OF POST) “By popular demand we are going to host another Mosquito spoken word event.
We’ve got cold beer, wood to burn and the funkiest tiki bar in town. 
Come see our latest improvements and say goodbye before we fly home on Thursday.” — Robin Colonas, NEW […]

Mississippi Delta at Night behind the Levee

Dinosaur Plant and Whitetail Deer By POOR WILLIAM Clarksdale, Mississippi  (VIDEO) Keeper of the field Levee is his post Stationary sentinel Silent as a ghost Riders on the night See him in the breeze Mandibles a jawin’ Seemingly at ease