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Author: Bobbie Louise Hawkins

Bobbie Louise Hawkins (1930-2018) wrote more than twenty books of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and performance monologues including ONE SMALL SAGA (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2020), FIFTEEN POEMS (Belladonna*, 2012), SELECTED PROSE OF BOBBIE LOUISE HAWKINS (BlazeVOX books, 2012), and ABSOLUTELY EDEN (United Artists Books, 2008). She 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 record, with Rosalie Sorrels and Terry Garthwaite, Live At the Great American Music Hall, available from Flying Fish. 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. She was also a visual artist known specifically for her collage work. Growing up in West Texas, Hawkins was raised on the family tales her grandmother told; having spent her childhood reading, Hawkins believed she would someday live in the world she only read about in books. Her life and work intersected with both that of the Beat Generation and the Black Mountain poets.

Absolutely Eden
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Absolutely Eden

United Artists Books

Literary Nonfiction. The majority of Hawkins's new book, ABSOLUTELY EDEN, comes from re-drafted pieces from her celebrated one-woman shows "Life As We Know It" and "Take Love, For Instance," which were performed at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary...

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Fifteen Poems
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Fifteen Poems

Belladonna*

Poetry. FIFTEEN POEMS is a republication of a lyrical sequence of poems that Bobbie Louise Hawkins wrote and read in 1971 in Bolinas. This book includes an introduction by Robert Duncan (1973) and an interview of Hawkins and Barbara Henning talking ...

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One Small Saga
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One Small Saga

Ugly Duckling Presse

Fiction. Originally published by Coffee House Press in 1984, ONE SMALL SAGA—one of Bobbie Louise Hawkins' most personal and haunting autobiographical novels—is now back in print. This revival edition also includes a new introduction by Laird Hunt an...

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Selected Prose of Bobbie Louise Hawkins
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Selected Prose of Bobbie Louise Hawkins

BlazeVOX books

Fiction. Literary Nonfiction. Edited by Barbara Henning. Includes twelve pages of black and white photographs and an interview with the author by Barbara Henning."Bobbie Louise Hawkins captures the sound of the human voice on the page with grace and...

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