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Book Banter with Anne Babson
January 5 • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
We are excited to welcome poet Anne Babson to Book Banter!
“Anne Babson’s The Bunker Book knows no boundaries. Shifting through place and time, the poems commune with a variety of fictional and historical women, each living in their own metaphorical bunkers.” – Maurice Carlos Ruffin
In this poetry collection inspired at once by medieval art and poetry of the French Resistance, America’s pandemic and political divisions meet underground. The books and other media of a bunker-stashed underground library warn us, make us laugh, and give us hope for better days. The Bunker Book shows the reader strong women, vernacular saints, and the fight against tyranny in every era. Set in New Orleans and other cosmopolitan destinations, this book presents a New American South breaking out of old shackles and the wisdom of old books informing a new vision of America surviving a difficult time.