Best Author / Poet

Sharon Bridgforth

Ooooh! Two years in a row for our woman of letters. What can't Sharon Bridgforth do? Last year's release of her first book, the bull-jean stories, put her on the few remaining maps she wasn't already on, but that and a book tour weren't enough. Our iambic activist ( - though we don't know a pentameter that can hold her down) has given writers' workshops and performed her own work in a number of venues, including "Poetic Healings," which addressed issues of abuse, breast cancer, lesbianphobia, and racism. Heck, this only begins to speak of her heritage here in Austin (We'd need a page to tell you about her legendary root wy'mn theatre company). But we will tell you this: Her latest work, con flama, is in its world premiere right now at Frontera@ Hyde Park Theatre. So stop reading, and go feel some words.

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