Tag Archives: poetry

Not Oprah’s Book Club: Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals

TweetI first came across Patricia Lockwood’s second book of poetry, Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals, through this week’s internet buzz. The buzz is everywhere: a New York Times Magazine profile, condescending New Yorker and square Slate reviews, and an article in The Toast on the unsubtle heterosexism of said all male-authored reviews. Even after reading the book [...]
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Rest in peace, Maya Angelou

Tweet The amazing Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86. Tweet
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Photo of the Day: Audre Lorde, Lucille Clifton, Alice Walker & June Jordan

TweetCheck out this image of June Jordan, Alice Walker, Lucille Clifton, and Audre Lorde  together at the 1979 Phyllis Wheatley Poetry Festival: Let us celebrate.  Tweet
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Poet puts the spotlight on gender, domestic violence, and colorism in new performance project

Tweet The Poetic License Theater Festival is currently underway in New York City. The ten-day festival will feature performances and readings from such luminaries as Ntozake Shange and Staceyann Chin. It will also feature a three-day run of the multidisciplinary production Redbone: A Biomythography , written and performed by poet Mahogany L. Browne, beginning this Monday [...]
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Feministing Follow Friday: Feminist Poets Edition, Vol. II

Tweet A million years ago — OK, more like a month ago — before Feministing took time off for the holidays, and before I briefly left the blogosphere to study for finals, we put together Volume I of feminist poets you should follow on Twitter. As promised, just a bit late, here’s Volume II. Tweet
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