The celebrated poet and novelist Dorothy Allison will come down to Small Press Traffic for old times' sake. If you have never seen her read, here's a chance to catch her in a rare intimate appearance. She is the most spectacular reader I've ever seen. Maybe Jonathan Edwards in ye olde Puritan days was better but I doubt it! She is the author of two books of essays, Skin andTwo or Three Things I Know for Sure, a book of storiesTrash, a volume of poetryThe Women Who Hate Me, and a novel, the best-sellingBastard Out of Carolina . Her new novelCave Dweller will appear in March of 1998. Allison spent a lot of time in the small press San Francisco writing scene before Bastard catapulted her to fame, and she is one girl who has not forgotten her roots!

December 12, 1997