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Blue Cypress Books Presents An Evening in Celebration of Belle Brock Adelman-Cannon

NEW ORLEANS – Blue Cypress Books hosts a celebration of late poet Belle Brock Adelman-Cannon on Tuesday, June 4, at 6:30 p.m. The event will include readings from Adelman-Cannon’s poetry collection, “Every Time They Call Me She.”

This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome This event will take place at the bookstore, located at 8123 Oak St. Copies of “Every Time They Call Me She” may be purchased in-person before or during the event. More about the event here.

Every Time They Call Me She: After a tragic accident that took the life of this remarkable poet at age 17, these poems were discovered on their phone. The poems in Every Time They Call Me She are concise, loving, honest, and brilliant.

Belle Brock Adelman-Cannon was born February 10, 2006, in New Orleans. Over the course of their 17 years, they excelled at a variety of pursuits, including languages (French, Hebrew, German), dance, fashion design, gardening, and writing. They attended International School of Louisiana, Benjamin Franklin High School, and the pre-professional program at the New Orleans Ballet Association. They worked at Touro Synagogue, Grow Dat Youth Farm, and Henry S. Jacobs Camp. Their spiritual cornerstones were queer identity, Judaism, and their beloved hometown, especially their Faubourg Marigny neighborhood. They were exceptionally charismatic, attracting a huge number of devoted friends. These poems are their first and only publication.

They died on June 3, 2023, after which their mother discovered these poems on their phone.


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