Bobbi Dykema Katsanis

Bobbi Dykema Katsanis‘ poetry has been published in numerous journals, literary magazines and anthologies, including Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry,The Chaffin Journal, The Litchfield Review, The Binnacle, and Ruah. Her chapbook,The Magdalene’s Notebook, was released in September 2006 from Finishing Line Press.

Katsanis joined the 188th Army National Guard Band in 1988, when she was 17 years old and was discharged in 1996. Katsanis says she experienced benefits in the military she would not have wanted to do without, but the culture of the military, she says, is “anti-intellectual, sexist, and subliminally violent, and I have had to work hard to leave that all behind.” She describes the images in her contribution to Powder as traveling past the “bus window” of her imagination.

Titles available from Kore Press

Powder: Writing by Women in the Ranks, from Vietnam to Iraq

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