The Her Mind Rock Mission has always been to empower young black women to create their own definition of what it means to be young, black and female. What better way to do this than to allow them to express it through their art?
At the end of a summer of wars, in the midst of a decade of wars, at the beginning of what may be another century of wars, Sinister Wisdom publishes its ninety-fourth issue on the theme of Lesbians and Exile.
Someday, I hope to meet Rose Norman and Merril Mushroom in person. I have talked with both of them on the telephone. We have exchanged innumerable emails. Together we all produced the new issue of Sinister Wisdom on the theme of Southern Lesbian-Feminist Herstories 1968-1994.
What I tell my students is this: Don't read any living American writers. If you're going to read any American writers at all, only read dead ones. That way you can be sure you're not wasting your time.
How has the economic crisis affected our best literary journals? Can literary journals continue to serve their traditional function of discovering and promoting the best new writing in the changed technological environment?