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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!

Book Banter is a free, fun, interactive (you can ask questions and we will answer them during the event), event that streams live. Join the conversation on Facebook or YouTube!

“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.


Anne Babson is the award-winning author of four poetry collections — her latest, The Bunker Book, has just been released by Unsolicited Press. Set in a dystopian New Orleans, this collection examines the rise of extremism in America and considers how we might overcome it.
In addition to her poetry collections, Anne wrote the words to the Opera Lotus Lives, which has been performed in New York City, Boston, Montreal, and which is going to video some time in 2023. Her academic and literary writing has been published on five continents.
She is the president of the Women’s National Book Association of New Orleans. She teaches English writing and literature at Southeastern Louisiana University, and she teaches French language and literature at L’Union Française in New Orleans.


January 5
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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