UNL English prof publishes collection of ‘nasty women poets’
A University of Nebraska, Lincoln English professor recently released an anthology of “nasty women poets” in response to President Trump’s controversial remarks directed at Hillary Clinton.
The title of the anthology, called “Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse,” was inspired by then-candidate Trump’s comments during the final presidential debate of the 2016 election, in which he called his opponent a “very nasty woman.”
As such, English Professor Grace Bauer, with the aid of local writer Julie Kane, put out a call for submissions, opening on Election Day and closing on Trump’s Inauguration.
“Now is the time for all nasty women poets to come to the aid of their country,” the call for poems stated, according to The Daily Nebraskan, which spoke with Bauer about his inspiration for the work.
“One day, I just got the idea that there were probably other poets out their thinking about what it means to be seen as a ‘nasty woman.’ The phrase stuck in my head, as it obviously did for many people,” Bauer explained, noting that she and her colleague received 550 submissions, 215 of which were published.
According to The Nebraskan, the anthology is divided into 10 different sections, discussing topics such as “nasty women poets on love, sex, and lust,” and “nasty women poets on social justice and political protest.”
Notably, the school’s English Department faculty has a track record of political protest, recently harassing the president of the school’s Turning Point USA chapter while she tabled on campus grounds.
According to chapter President Katie Mullen, at least three professors circled the table while carrying signs and yelling things such as “f**k Charlie Kirk” and “TPUSA Nazis” while one proceeded to give Mullen the finger.
More recently, Campus Reform reported that the same English Department currently displays several politically charged anti-Trump signs in the windows of its on-campus office, such as “no ban,” “no wall,” and “resist.”
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