Bobbie Louise Hawkins
She was raised in west Texas, studied art in London, taught in missionary schools in British Honduras, attended Sophia University. Her first one-woman show of paintings and collages was at the Gotham Book Mart in 1974.
Bobbie Louise Hawkins wrote a one-hour play for PBS called "Talk" in 1980. She has two CD’s, Live at the Great American Music Hall and Jaded Love. In 2001, Life As We Know It, a one-woman show, was performed in Boulder and New York City. She taught fiction writing workshops and courses in literary studies at Naropa University until her retirement in 2010. She continues to offer readings and teach for Naropa's Summer Writing Program.
- National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
- "life in Bolinas: Bobbie Louise Hawkins, laborin'", raticle
- "Panna: 1. Cyril in Texas", Big Bridge #11
- "In the Colony", Ploughshares, Spring 1974
- "I Owe You One", Ploughshares, Spring 1974 (also recorded on "Live at the Great American Music Hall, 1981 w/Terry Garthwaite and Rosalie Sorrels)
- "Bathroom/Animal/Castration Story ", Ploughshares, Spring 1974
- Absolutely Eden. United Artists Books. 2008. ISBN 978-0-935992-35-9.
- Bijou. Farfalla/ McMillan & Parrish. 2005. ISBN 978-0-9766341-8-8.
- Anne Waldman, Lisa Birman, ed. (2004). "Panel on Personal Geography". Civil disobediences: poetics and politics in action. Coffee House Press. ISBN 978-1-56689-158-5.
- My Own Alphabet. Coffee House Press. 1989. ISBN 978-0-918273-52-9.
- One Small Saga. Coffee House Press. 1984. ISBN 978-0-918273-05-5.
- Almost everything. Coach House Press. 1982. ISBN 978-0-88910-238-5.
- Frenchy and Cuban Pete. Tombouctou. 1977. ISBN 978-0-939180-05-9.
- Back to Texas (Bearhug) 1977
- 15 Poems. Arif Press. 1974. ISBN 978-0-913537-04-6.; republished by Belladonna (New York, 2010) ISBN 978-0-9823387-6-6.
- Own Your Body, Black Sparrow Press, 1973
- James Laughlin, ed. (1977). "Depths and Heights and Sweet Red Melons; What is That Gesture...; It's Like...; Endlessly...". New directions in prose and poetry, Issue 35. New Directions Publishing. ISBN 978-0-8112-0672-3.
- Janet Zandy, ed. (1990). "My Daddy was a Good-Looking Woman Chaser". Calling home: working-class women's writings : an anthology. Rutgers University Press. ISBN 978-0-8135-1528-1.
Bobbie Louise Hawkins' Almost Everything is just that. It leaves out her scattered poems and any direct reference to her two unhappy marriages and the children they produced. What remains, two collections of short prose pieces and nine new stories, run a mere 172 pages -- the condensed version of a life punctuated, as Tillie Olsen might put it, by "silences." So when Hawkins speaks, it's that much more pungent.
- Lewis Ellingham, Kevin Killian (1998). Poet be like God: Jack Spicer and the San Francisco renaissance. Wesleyan University Press. ISBN 978-0-8195-5308-9.
- "BOBBIE LOUISE HAWKINS: Almost Everything", don shewey
- "Music: Garthwaite, Hawkins and Sorrels weave folklore" New York Times, by Stephen Holden, September 26, 1983
- "Monologue, "Take Love, For Instance" ", Naropa's Summer Writing Program, 2004
- "1990 Bobbie Louise Hawkins - First Story", PRX