Nicole Cooley



Nicole Cooley grew up in New Orleans and is the author of six books of poetry, most recently Girl after Girl after Girl and Of Marriage. Her other books include Breach, about Katrina and its aftermath. She is the director of the MFA Program at Queens College-City University of New York.





11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
State Library, Fifth Floor Capitol View Room
Book Talk
Girl after Girl after Girl

11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


Girl after Girl after Girl: Poems

The poems in Girl after Girl after Girl celebrate the connections between mothers and daughters from generation to generation. Through an acknowledgment of mothers’ unconditional love, the memories evoked by physical objects, and the stories mothers pass down, these poems explore the common thread that stretches backward and forward, running through the lives of women and binding them together in an unbroken chain of years.


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