Sheryl St. Germain



Sheryl St. Germain has published four poetry books, two chapbooks, and two collections of linked essays, the most recent of which is Navigating Disaster: Sixteen Essays of Love and a Poem of Despair. The Small Door of Your Death, a collection of poems about the death of her son, will appear with Autumn House Press in 2018. A native of New Orleans, she directs the MFA program in Creative Writing at Chatham University.




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


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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