E-mail replies to Tom Speaker (speakete [at] muohio [dot] edu) by November 2
1. Have you ever published in a women's only anthology/website/forum or other venue? Why or why not?
2. Are women's poetry blogs changing notions of gender? In literature? In society? If so, how?
3. What are your own personal motivations for placing your poetry in your blog or online magazine?
4. On the internet, has women's poetry helped to advance any feminist causes? Give examples if possible.
5. Do you perceive any sexist biases on the Internet, and what do you perceive these to be? Is there pressure on the Internet for women to conform to "masculine" poetry standards? Are these pressures are greater or lesser than in the past? Give examples if you can.
6. Do you see the aspect of anonymity inspiring more sexist vitriol on the web in poetry-related forums? Has anonymity helped to spread anti-feminist perspectives? Give examples if you can.
7. Do you think there is any connection between gender and t...
"[T]he interplay of text/orality, theory/playfulness, concrete/lyric appearing in every form imaginable/heretofore unimagined, adds up to the most adventurous Conceptual Mystery Poem I have ever read/performed. I cannot imagine poetry without her." --Bob Holman
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“I personally don’t think playwriting is a gene on a Y chromosome,” said Theresa Rebeck, a playwright whose work (“Omnium Gatherum,” “Mauritius,” “The Scene”) has been produced frequently on New York stages, including on Broadway. She added that there has been a reluctance to confront the issue: “Many of our male peers find the debate intolerable. Men in the community seem to think that everything is fine.”
Ms. Schulman counted 50 plays by living American playwrights that are being mounted at the 14 theaters, 40 by men and 10 by women. Although there are differences about the best way to tally the numbers, no one disputes that a significant inequity exists.
Hey women, if you sent us an envelope for your copy of the Gatewood Prize-winning book, your copy of Kathleen Rooney's Oneiromance (an epithalamion) is coming! We just received the books about a week and a half ago, a little behind schedule.
"Objects of Desire"
Poetry reading with two Chicago Feminist presses,
dancing girl press and Switchback Books
Sunday, October 19, 2 – 4 p.m. FREE
685 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
Light refreshments served
Beatriz is a first year Master's student in the Program for Writers at UIC. She is an intern for Switchback Books and a research assistant for the Chicago Healthy Living Study which conducts cancer research. In April, she read at the City Wide Undergraduate Poetry Festival at Columbia and in May, she received UIC’s undergraduate creative writing award for poetry.
Mairead Case lives and writes in Pilsen, and works in community organizing on the South Side. She is Managing Editor of Proximity Magazine and curated a radio show about dreams for Neighborhood Public Radio at the 2008 Whitney Biennial.www.fabulouscolor.blogspot...
Check out Daniela Olszewska's hilarious-cause-they're-true (as in, truly absurd) feminist poet stereotypes, including "After publishing our first book, all we really want to do is have (creatively-named, untraditionally raised) babies with our artistic (but rich) husband(s)."