Ashley Mace Havird

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Biography

Ashley Mace Havird has published three collections of poems, including The Garden of the Fugitives, which won the 2013 X. J. Kennedy Prize. Her poems and short stories have appeared in many journals including Shenandoah, The Southern Review, and The Virginia Quarterly Review. Her novel, Lightningstruck, won the 2015 Ferrol Sams Award and was named an Editor’s Choice by the Historical Novel Society.

 


Schedule

11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 1
Poetry Reading
Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse

1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


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Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse (contributor)

An anthology of poems from women who proudly celebrate their own nastiness and that of other women who have served as nasty role models; poems by and about women defying limitations and lady-like expectations; women refusing to be "nice girls;" women embracing their inner bitch when the situation demands it; women being formidable and funny; women speaking to power and singing for the good of their souls; women being strong, sexy, strident, super-smart, and stupendous; women who want to encourage little girls to keep dreaming.

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