On Thursday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m., “The Wild Women of the U.P.” will be Bayliss Public Library’s featured poets. Janeen Pergrin Rastall and Kathleen M. Heideman have connections with the central U.P. and Saara Myrene Raappana and Julie Brooks Barbour with the eastern U.P.
Janeen is the author of In the Yellowed House (2014) and coauthor of Heart Radicals (2016). She is Managing Editor at ELJ Publications. She has been awarded a writing residency at Sundress Academy for the Arts for this year.
Kathleen is the author of two chapbooks: Explaining Pictures to a Dead Hare (1997) and She Used to Have Some Cows (1992). She received Marquette Arts & Culture Center’s Outstanding Writer Award last year.
Saara is the author of two chapbooks: Milk Tooth, Levee, Fever (2015) and A Story of America Goes Walking (2016). She is a founding editor of Cellpoems, and works for Motionpoems.
Julie is the author of Small Chimes (2014) and three chapbooks, including Beautifully Whole (2015). She is co-editor of Border Crossing and Poetry Editor at Connotation Press: An Online Artifact and teaches writing at Lake Superior State University.
Their books will be available for purchase and signing. After the readings, the public is welcome to perform at the Open Mic. The Friends of Bayliss Library will provide refreshments. The event is free and open to the public.