Poetry. Bobbie Louise Hawkins's BIJOUX explores both the hope and futility of everyday life with wit and erudition.
"Most interesting works of word-art arise out of a sense of our being 'at a loss for words'—while knowing that there must be some, out there, among all the deafening racket of the outside: words we may use to counter and cut through pandemonium, to clear a space, to have this moment, in these words. Again and again, with elegant insight, wit, and compassion, Bobbie Louise Hawkins's poems invite us into such spaces of human clarity."—Anselm Hollo
Author City: BOULDER, CO USA
Bobbie Louise Hawkins has written more than twenty books of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and performance monologues. She has performed her work at Joseph Papp's Public Theater, Bottom Line and Folk City in New York City; at The Great American Music Hall and Intersection in San Francisco, as well as reading and performing in Canada, England, Germany, Japan, Holland, and more. In England she worked with Apples and Snakes, read at the Canterbury Festival and the Poetry Society. She was commissioned to write a one-hour play for Public Radio's "The Listening Ear," and she has a CD, with Rosalie Sorrels and Terry Garthwaite, Live at the Great American Music Hall, available from Flying Fish Records. She was invited by Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg to begin a prose concentration in the writing program at Naropa University, where she taught for twenty years.