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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.
Shirley J. Brewer serves as poet-in-residence at Carver Center for the Arts & Technology in Baltimore, MD. She earned an MBA from the Maryland Bartending Academy. Recent poems garnish Poetry East, Slant, Comstock Review, Gargoyle, Passager, and many other journals. Shirley’s books include A Little Breast Music, After Words and Bistro in Another Realm.
Rachel Eisler teaches English at the Bryn Mawr School of Baltimore. Her poems and essays have appeared in the Baltimore Sun, Urbanite, Little Patuxent Review and upstreet. Rachel’s poetry chapbook, On Fire Island with Walt and Frank, was published by Finishing Line Press.
Clarinda Harriss is a nasty/nice professor emerita of English at Towson University. One of her fairly recent collections is appropriately titled Dirty Blue Voice. Her poems and short stories have been widely published, and she is excited about Sundowning, a new collection of poems and fiction based on her recent experience as an Alzheimer's victim's caregiver and "girlfriend." Several of the poems are forthcoming in Passager and Little Patuxent Review.
Kathleen Hellen is the author of the collection Umberto’s Night, winner of the Jean Feldman Poetry Prize, and two chapbooks, The Girl Who Loved Mothra and Pentimento. Her poems have appeared in American Letters and Commentary, Barrow Street, The Massachusetts Review, North American Review, Poetry East, Prairie Schooner, Salamander, Seattle Review, the Sewanee Review, Southern Poetry Review, Witness, and elsewhere. Nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net, and featured on Poetry Daily, her poems have been awarded the Thomas Merton poetry prize and prizes from the H.O.W. Journal and Washington Square Review.
TIME & DATE
Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 5:00pm