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Neoprimitive Thinking: It's What Comes After Postmodern


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NEOPRIMITIVE OBSERVATION: Things are looking up (but you may have to look sideways to see it)

Posted by Kimberly on January 13, 2019 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (76)


PLEASE NOTE:  This image was posted on a computer screen, where it appears sideways.  And it sometimes--but not always--appears upright on a cell phone screen.  :P

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Neoprimitive "Mona Lisa"

Posted by Kimberly on January 10, 2019 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (1)


Okay, so I'm no Leonardo DiVinci.  But here is a new take on an old image...

IRMA THOMAS, Neoprimitive Queen of Soul

Posted by Kimberly on January 5, 2019 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

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NEOPRIMITIVE POEM: Lion with Eyes of Water

Posted by Kimberly on December 14, 2014 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)


Lion with eyes of water

Eyes that spoke of the sea and a sadness as vast

A sadness that hung on you like a cloak.


Other times filled with mischief—an otter at play

Floating on your back with the fruits of the sea on your belly

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NEOPRIMITIVE NOTES FROM THE FIELD: The Deep South Motel

Posted by Kimberly on May 7, 2012 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)


  I have walked past this sign near my house at least a hundred times before finally remembering to bring a picture-taking device along with me. This sign has always held such mystery to me--offering a glimpse of the sacred admist an extremely profane stretch of Airline Highway road. 


  Not only is this stretch of r...

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NEOPRIMITIVE SUPER-SHORT STORY: The Cockroach Smackdown

Posted by Kimberly on December 31, 2011 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

   It was sometime in late summer, the first summer after Katrina, and I was living on Allard Boulevard.  The short stretch of two blocks that together comprise Allard Boulevard in MidCity are among the most beautiful in New Orleans, a city in which beautiful blocks abound. 


   Allard Boulevard also benefits from its location at the bottom end of City Park, near a wildlife-rich bayou filled with ducks, turtles, an occasional grouping of swans,...

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NEOPRIMITIVE SUPER-SHORT STORY: The Cockroach Shuffle

Posted by Kimberly on April 11, 2011 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (96)



EXCERPT from letter to a friend dated June 22, 2010 


  ...  I had a confrontation with a cockroach last night that I wanted to tell you about. But it’s not gross or scary, so you can relax and enjoy it without waiting for “that” part.


  So, I usually don’t eat before sleeping but I was watching TV an...

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NEOPRIMITIVE POEM: grief is like a cat

Posted by Kimberly on April 9, 2011 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (1)


NEOPRIMITIVE OBSERVATION: March 8th 2011 ~ Mardi Gras Day

Posted by Kimberly on March 8, 2011 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)



  It is 11:38 a.m. and I am sitting in my kitchen patio enjoying the sounds of the Metairie Mardi Gras Day parades. This muted combination of sounds wafts over the houses in the neighborhood and weaves in through the windows of my house and through the open...

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NEOPRIMTIVE SUPER-SHORT STORY: Daisy Blossoms

Posted by Kimberly on December 1, 2010 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)



   Daisy was so tiny when I first saw her. They has taken her from her mother too soon, and not cared for her.


   It was Dave’s idea to get a dog for my birthday. He asked me what I thought and I liked the idea very much. So, we had driven to this house listed in a classified news...

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IN MEMORIUM: Sweet Is The Melody

Posted by Kimberly on November 13, 2010 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (2)

Song written and performed by Iris Dement ~ NEOPRIMITIVE QUEEN OF AMERICANA


Oh, sweet is the melody, so hard to come by.

It's so hard to make every note bend just right.

You lay down the hours and leave not one trace,

But a tune for the dancing is there in it's place.



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