Lidia Yuknavitch talks with her former Chiasmus author, Kat Meads, about her new novel, For You, Madam Lenin, plots a publishing revolution, and asks, “Is feminism dead or just in dire need of a blow job?”
In a bar, with friends, listening to a man I’ve admired for years saying this: “Enough with the sob stories, ladies. We get it. If I hear one more story about some fucked up sad violent shit that happened to you, I’m going to walk.
So this guy I know, a guy I like, whose brain has not atrophied or anything, says to me the other night, “Books have lost their social relevance; they have been entirely subsumed by economy, and their material form is fast approaching its own demise.”
Lidia Yuknavitch is the author of the novel Dora: A Headcase, a modern farce, and The Chronology of Water. And some other books. She writes and teaches and loves and mothers in Portland, Oregon. "Explicit Violence" will appear in the forthcoming anthology, "Get Out of My Crotch," due from Cherry Bomb Books in 2013, co-edited by Kim Wyatt and Rumpus columnist Sari Botton." You can find her around.