Anne Babson's first collection, The White Trash Pantheon, won the Colby H. Kullman prize from the Southern Writers Southern Writing Conference in Oxford, Mississippi. She is the author of four chapbooks: Uppity Poems, Dictation, Poems Under Surveillance, and Dolly Shot. Her work has appeared in literary journals on five continents and has won numerous editorial awards. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize four times. She teaches writing and literature at Southeastern Louisiana University and is the president of the Women's National Book Association of New Orleans.
9:00 am to 10:00 am
State Library, Fifth Floor, Capitol View Room
Supernatural Laundry: Louisiana Women Poets Engaged in Domestic Fabulism
with Nordette Adams, Anne Babson, Stacy Balkun, Pamela Ebel, Gina Ferrara, and Melinda Palacio
10:15 am to 11:00 am
Cavalier House Books Tent
The Bunker Book
In this poetry collection inspired at once by medieval art and poetry of the French Resistance, America’s pandemic and political divisions meet underground. The books and other media of a bunker-stashed underground library warn us, make us laugh, and give us hope for better days. The Bunker Book shows the reader strong women, vernacular saints, and the fight against tyranny in every era. Set in New Orleans and other cosmopolitan destinations, this book presents a New American South breaking out of old shackles and the wisdom of old books informing a new vision of America surviving a difficult time.
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