Bobbie Louise Hawkins
89 pages, paperback
Cover photograph by Jane Dalrymple-Hollo
Copyright © 2008
A book of monologues written for a one-woman show that Hawkins performed in 2001 and 2002 at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and Naropa University in Boulder, and at Joe's Pub in New York. "Much of this book," Hawkins writes, "is made up of re-drafted pieces taken from those shows."
Bobbie Louise Hawkins was raised in West Texas, studied art in London (the Slade) and taught in British Honduras. She attended University in Tokyo (Jochi Dai Gaku), while acting on the stage and radio. She has published fifteen books of prose and poetry, including Bijoux (Fafalla Press, 2006), The Sanguine Breast of Margaret (North and South Press, London, 1992), My Own Alphabet (Coffee House Press, 1989), and Own Your Own Body (Black Sparrow Press, 1973). She has received a fellowship in literature from the National Endowment for the Arts and has been teaching at the Jack Kerouac School for Disembodied Poetics, in Boulder, Colorado, since 1987.
"Worldly and wise, sharp, alert to all human foibles, Bobbie Louise Hawkins gives us these observations in her familiar, wry and intimate tone. Like no one else, she brings us all home." Joanne Kyger
"Miss Hawkins is a superb impressionist as well as a salty prose writer of American miniatures, artful distillations of our humor and humanity." The New York Times
"Hawkins is keenly aware of the complicated vastness of even just one little human universe. Her writing participates in a tradition of American modernism in prose that achieves an almost hallucinatory precision." The Vajradhatu Sun
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