Friday, May 08, 2009

This is What a Feminist [Poet] Looks Like

Who's talking:

Reb Livingston here and here

Adam Robinson at HTMLGIANT

Stan Apps here

You! At Delirious Hem; c'mon over.

Monday May 4:
Mary Biddinger, Anne Boyer, & Brandi Homan
Tuesday May 5:
Megan Kaminski, Becca Klaver, & Majena Mafe
Wednesday May 6:
Gina Myers, Martha Silano, & Leah Souffrant
Thursday May 7:
K. Lorraine Graham, Elizabeth Treadwell, & Sarah Vap
Friday May 8:
Teresa Carmody, Kim Rosenfield, Vanessa Place, & Christine Wertheim

There are likely as many strains and modes of feminist poetics as there are of feminism, but in reviews, discussions, and even our own manifestos, we often fall into shorthand that fails to explore this valuable friction, our own variations. I've lately longed for unpacking, and so issued this open-ended call:
This is What a Feminist [Poet] Looks Like: what branch of feminism, model of feminist poetics, feminist icon, or etc. informs your poetry? Or, from which of these does your poetry diverge? Are there particular feminist tactics you employ? Do you consider yourself a feminist in many ways, but don't particularly involve it in the poetry? Feel free to take liberties with the questions! Short, long, essay, manifesto, whatever appeals to you!

Delirious Hem's monthly poetics forums are designed to give women poets a platform from which to address topics we all grapple with, obsess over, cram down the craws of our cohabitant lovelies. DH's poetics forums invite creato-critico-bio-cultural-multi-dimensional responses. Political personal public private. Theory-rich, yammer-strung, high-octane, molecular-fringe. DH's poetics forums invite contributors to drop in briefly or never shut up. We hope you'll do the same (see fig. 1, the comments box).



Blogger Todd Colby said...

Thsi line-up looks awesome.

8:14 AM  
Blogger D said...

Thanks, Todd... Btw, happy to hear your podcast at Bloof!

10:38 PM  

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