Category: Queer Culture

Ms. Muse: Amy King on the Power of Stories and the Weight of the Current Political Moment

We’re carving out a new discovery place for riotous, righteous and resonant feminist poetry to nourish and give voice to a rising tide of female resistance—and you’ve clicked right into it. Click here to read more Ms. Muse. “There comes a point in everyone’s lives where we start to recognize that we are making choices, that…

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I Said Some Things…

• American Poet feature. Summer 2012, Issue 42. • Lissa Kiernan for The Rooster Moans review. June 30, 2012. • j/j hastain for The Lit Pub review. May 18, 2012. • Michael Flatt for the Center for Literary Publishing review. May 9, 2012. • Lightsey Darst for Bookslut review. May 2012. • Carol Dorf for The Mom Egg review. April 27, 2012. • The Poetry Foundation feature. April 10, 2012. • Alan Gilbert…

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King on Rich

No Place for the Little Lyric / Poetry Off the Shelf : The Poetry Foundation [click here] No Place for the Little Lyric @ The Poetry Foundation Should Adrienne Rich be the poet laureate of the Occupy movement?

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Wrestling with Art

I wrestle @ Poetry Society of America (click here). A few others in the PSA American Poetry series: 2010 Timothy Liu Amy King Marcella Durand Sarah Gambito Allison Hedge Coke Kazim Ali Erin Belieu Maria Melendez Ken Chen Ana Božičević Elizabeth Robinson Tina Chang Brian Teare Barbara Jane Reyes Seth Abramson Jill Alexander Essbaum Jibade-Khalil…

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LANGUAGE ARM OF BEHAVIOR

NEW REVIEW OF SLAVES TO DO THESE THINGS @ WET ASPHALT — …while ultimately what I think King is concerned with here is the nature of becoming by moving against time as a sort of point of resistance, what she is not interested in is sustaining such artificial constructs as the Master Slave dialectic itself,…

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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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Major Linkage

“Fuck the Corporate Media” – Students *Love* Discussing This Analysis ~~ Alanis Morissette Honors Her Feminist Foremothers “I wouldn’t even tell people I was black in Mississippi!” ‘Boobquake’ Spurs Feminist Infighting Sometimes people think I’m Gertrude Stein [GRT! Video] Gender, fucked Reclaiming the ‘B-Word’ In the Name of Feminism “Click”: The feminist eureka moment 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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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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“…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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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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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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Towards Still Another Universe…

Slaves to Do These Things is now available on Amazon (SPD later) for order – enjoy!   “I’m portable. My mind travels / the verse and valleys of whole people says the poet.” Correct! Readers of this book will discover their own memories. They will melt in them, amazed, lullabied, dramatized, shocked that they exist.…

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The Sanctity of Marriage

Ever hear of Diane Savino?  You will.  Currently our senator from Staten Island, she recently made the nation’s radar with her speech on the sanctity of marriage, well worth viewing here: “Diane Savino has dedicated her entire professional career towards improving the lives of working families. She began her career in public service as a…

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Hope Your Road Is a Long One

I Love This Prince … Will Oldham / Bonnie “Prince” Billy sings “I Am Goodbye” ~~~~ HOPE YOUR ROAD IS A LONG ONE Hope your road is a long one. Along the way, have some nuts and berries; they’re not obsolete. In my own hand, cashews, almonds, cranberries. Don’t be irritated by the vacant woman’s…

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Saturday: Upstairs @ Erika’s

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2009 Time: 7:30pm – 10:30pm Location: erika’s loft Street: williamsburg City/Town: South Brooklyn, NY           Join me for three great writers: Amy King, Ana Božičević and Jeni Olin– Ana Božičević emigrated to NYC from Croatia in 1997. Her first book, Stars of the Night Commute, will be…

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Gross.

BLACKS LOVE WHITES? AMERICAN CITIZENS LOVE IMMIGRANTS? WHITES LOVE PAKISTANIS? WOMEN LOVE WOMEN? BLACKS LOVE LATINAS? WHITES LOVE BLACKS? OLD LOVES YOUNG? FAMOUS LOVES UNKNOWN? MAN LOVES MAN? HAPPY LOVES DEPRESSIVE? ~~~~~ CIVIL RIGHTS DON’T BELONG TO EVERYONE! JOIN ME IN APPLAUDING PROP 8! [THIS POST IS SARCASTIC FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON’T “GET…

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Ari’s Got a New Pair of Shoes

He’s also got a new reading series in Brooklyn. Coming up: September 17: Colic + Gardinier + Liu Bring your queer ears forth to hear September’s Uncalled-For poets: DANICA COLIC SUZANNE GARDINIER & TIMOTHY LIU Wednesday September 17 / 7 pm /free DANICA COLIC lives in Brooklyn and teaches writing at Hunter College, where she…

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