Katie Bickham’s book, The Belle Mar, was selected by Alicia Ostriker as the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize winner. Her poems have appeared in Rattle, Southern Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, Pleiades, The Missouri Review, Deep South Magazine, and elsewhere. She has recently won The Missouri Review Editor's Prize and an SLS fellowship to study in Kenya. Katie teaches creative writing at Bossier Parish Community College in Bossier City and lives in Shreveport.
11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
State Capitol Building, House Committee Room 1
Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse
1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
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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