My Name Is New Orleans: 40 Years of Poetry and Other Jazz

by Arthur Pfister aka Professor Arturo

This is the collected life’s work of New Orleans jazz poet Arthur Pfister who performs under the name Professor Arturo. The book includes an audio-CD (Merrittorious Action, ISBN 9780982455104), in which Pfister reads 6 poems from the book. An original Broadside Press Poet of the 1960s, the Professor was a fixture in the N.O. poetry scene until 2005 when Hurricane Katrina sent him into permanent evacuation to Stamford, CT.

Jazz Stories: From Katrina to Connecticut

by Professor Arturo

No . . . every microfiction in this collection is not necessarily “about” jazz or its players, although many are. The construct of most of these works is intended to reflect the essence of the music through the implementation of extensive improvisational “word riffs,” multi-patterned phrasings, and extended linguistic solos.