Category: Gender Politics

AWP Women’s Caucus – How to Join

All women welcome! This listserv exists to identify, discuss and support issues related to women in publishing, writing and related to the annual AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) Conference. These issues include, but are not limited to, childcare, publishing, safety concerns, affordability / economic barriers, panel proposals, and more. The 2017 AWP Conference…

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Diversity and Pay Equity in Publishing: The Importance of Industry Surveys and Activism

Developing the conversation on issues of diversity and pay equity is crucial today, especially in the publishing industry, which employs a large number of women and publishes books and articles for broad and diverse audiences. Four influential voices within the literary world will discuss the necessity of analyzing and documenting the make-up of the workforce,…

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POET ON PAINTING?

Authors on Artists: Amy King on Leonor Fini, Leonora Carrington, and Frida Kahlo Paint Is the Abyss’ Law, Living the Accent: Marginalia on Absorption Paint Is the Secretion of Scene on Leonor Fini’s Set     I now confer status on you. As in, everything is as good as the next thing. Better yet, in this season,…

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WILL THE REAL WALT WHITMAN PROBLEM PLEASE STAND UP? TOUCHING PERFECT BODIES WITH HIS MIND

I cannot fathom that Walt Whitman was the first to write on a variety of controversies typically attributed to “Song of Myself,” including the complexities of slavery, the overt hand of eroticism, and the soul beyond the confines of religion, atrocities of war, etc.   In fact, a number of writers come easily to mind who…

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“What is safe?”

Words and Music by Metta Sáma EXCERPTS: “King’s book is not quiet; hers is an aesthetics of sound fractured, fragmented, compounded, mixed, remixed, sampled, jointed, yes, even anointed. (Check out the cover of this book, it’s sparseness of image, this blaringly red background, these glaringly gray figures, mouths open. Caught mid-pounce (whose in danger? (you…

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Poetry – Women – Words

Lorna Simpson talks about her career, including her recent practice of appropriating and restaging mid-20th-century photographs. * Why Black History Month Still Matters * Pollitt speaks on women’s equality struggles * Women Stage Massive Protests Across Italy: ‘The Sexism Is Intolerable ‘ (Video) * Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale and “Fun” Feminism * Hatem addresses emergence of…

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More Brouhaha – Parts 1 through 3

“But What About the Nipples?” A Nice Conversation (Pt. 1) From Roxane Gay: Blake Butler, Kate Zambreno, Amy King and I recently had an interesting and lengthy conversation about gender, publishing and so much more, prompted by lots of things including the recent, and largely excellent discussion in Blake’s “Language Over Body” post about the…

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The Count

“Best of 2009″ and “Historical Count” BEST OF 2009 Amazon – Top 100 Editors’ Picks 2009 77 Men 23 Women ~~~ The American Book Awards / Before Columbus Foundation 2009 5 Men 5 Women Lifetime Achievement Award – 1 Man ~~~ Christian Science Monitor — Best books of 2009: Fiction 5 Men 7 Women Christian Science…

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I’m Just Being a Bitch Again

So HTMLGIANT, I’ve been told, serves a mostly young male community in its comments sections.  I wasn’t sure that was true, but apparently, that’s the hope: On HTMLGIANT, Blake Butler (who is also the editor of HTML) pimped a new mag, “We Are Champion,” that his work appears in;  Elisa Gabbert pointed out that it’s…

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“The Count”

ABSOLUTE DISPARITY. For the WILLA debut, I thought I’d kick things off with two views. The “Best of 2009” looks at the gender distribution of several major book awards and prominent “best of” lists. I took my second cue from Ursula K Le Guin’s 1999 talk, “Award and Gender,” in which she tallied up the…

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My Visceral Thought

Watch the Kathleen Hanna clip.  Read the manifesto. I can’t help it.  I keep saying I won’t write this post.  It’s not worth it, I’ll appear rude, my knowledge is limited, etc.  But I’ve decided to put it out there, after a cursory read and setting the book aside in annoyance.  The Gurlesque anthology, GURLESQUE:…

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AWP – Denver, Colorado Schedule

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 7:00PM-10:00PM Dusie Pussipo Stonecoast Femiganza Location: at Packing House Center for the Arts, 835 E. 50th Ave. Denver, CO 80216 Cost: FREE! Everybody welcome! Website: http://controlgroupproductions.org/ Featuring: Bronwen Tate, Ann Bogle, Jennifer Karmin, Marthe Reed, Annie Finch, Amy King, Cara Benson, Mackenzie Carignan, Danielle Pafunda, Deborah Poe, Ana Bozicevic, Teresa Carmody,…

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HTMLGIANT

The “I Like Amy King A Lot” Interview FIND OUT: * You’re very involved in participating in the poetry community. What motivates you to be involved with so many projects? What do you get from all your projects? * What is your best coping mechanism for the AWP experience? Do you enjoy participating in the…

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My Lovely Lady Links

Separate While Unequal: Tricky Women Festival Seeks To Fix Art World Imbalance ~~ We kinda suspected that this would be a polarising film. ~~ New Left Project | Articles | Capitalism, Consumerism and Feminism ~~ The continuing lack of equal pay proves feminism’s work is still far from done ~~ Family time still a struggle…

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“Strange Dolls”

“Amy King” Doll So I commissioned a woman artist, Beth Robinson, to make dolls of Ana and me to christen our new home.   Robinson’s work has begun to be featured in galleries and written about in art publications.    Not sure the photos do them justice — in person, they just rock.  If you’re…

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“…damned mob of scribbling women” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

THOSE BADASS ♀ ARE AT IT AGAIN Judith Butler: As a Jew, I was taught it was ethically imperative to speak up ~~ “I call myself a feminist.”–Dalai Lama ~~ Film explores the life of China’s first feminist ~~ Sarkozy’s depiction of pregnant, ‘virgin’ Marianne sparks feminist … ~~ Forty years of women’s liberation ~~ The Revolution Won’t…

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WILLA – New School Event +

Riggio Forum: Women in Letters and Literary Arts Monday, March 1, 2010 @ 6:30 p.m. Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street — Room 510 New York, NY WILLA (Women in Letters and Literary Arts) presents readings along with a panel discussion on the state of women’s literature today. Participants, all of whom…

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The What Else of Queer Poetry

WHETTING EXCERPTS: …In queer poetry, desire blooms, and yes, I may just marry my dog— …Beyond that debate, we remain, in all our queerness, anomalies writing aloud the unimagined territories that language spearheads and explores.  They may fear adventure in my world, but I inhabit theirs in multiple ways—and am them. …Queer poets especially locate…

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This Is What a [Feminist] Poet Looks Like

Featuring: Monday, February 1: Ching-In Chen, Jennifer Bartlett, & Kate Durbin Tuesday, February 2: Juliet Cook & Kate Schapira Wednesday, February 3: Kirsten Kaschock & Michele Battiste Thursday, February 4: Michelle Detorie & Stephanie Strickland Friday, February 5: T.A. Noonan & Theodora Danylevich Saturday, February 6: Amy King & Kirsten Kaschock 2 “My Barbaric Bitch of  a Yawp” by Amy King

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Marriage Is a Metaphor

…an infinite series of possible encounters… The marriage equality issue isn’t ultimately about marriage, at least, not for me. Simply and quickly put, the entire debate is yet another public opportunity to voice who deserves rights, discrimination, bastardizing, and acceptance, no hate or holds barred.  Of course, technically (& on the surface of all this),…

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