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Lesbian Poetry

Behind the Issue: Sinister Wisdom 96

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 04.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Julie R. Enszer

I want What Can I Ask to be a root for Dykewomon that holds fast, binding her poetry to the roots of other righteous lesbian-feminist poets, providing a site for engaged reading and interpretation.

Poet Julie R. Enszer Talks Sisterhood, Her New Collection of Poems

Christopher Hennessy | Posted 11.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Christopher Hennessy

"First, what does it mean to live in a family that is broken and a world of brokenness and take responsibility, however partial, for that brokenness? Second, how can I believe in sisterhood in an imperfect, broken world?"

Praise for Annie Rachele Lanzillotto's Writing

Michael Carosone | Posted 09.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

I had the privilege of attending one of Annie Rachele Lanzillotto's events for her two new books: her memoir, L Is for Lion: An Italian Bronx Butch Fr...

Poetry Cleans Up After James Dyson's Criticism

John Lundberg | Posted 02.08.2013 | Arts
John Lundberg

A poetry row in the UK last month led to a victory for verse in the country's public schools when the UK's Department of Education awarded a half million pound grant (about $800,000) to the "Poetry by Heart" national recitation competition.

Poetry As a Bridge Across Cultures

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Marilyn Hacker, who splits her time between Paris and New York, is one of our greatest exponents of poetry written in traditional forms, using sonnets...