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Posts Tagged: female bodies

How to Write about Nothing: Kate Zambreno’s Drifts

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But the evasion is purposeful, and the purpose is to marvelous effect.

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A Tightrope Act: Frozen Charlotte by Susan de Sola

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It’s de Sola’s genuineness in portraying this tightrope act that is Frozen Charlotte’s chief virtue.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #218: Rufi Thorpe

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“It doesn’t matter your gender or your sexual orientation; you can disorder your eating.”

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On Loss of Land and Loss of Girlhood: Taneum Bambrick’s Vantage

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Girlhood remains, like the land, a constant site of male fascination, desire, and violence.

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Inhabitation and Invocation: Candice Wuehle’s Death Industrial Complex

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The speaker must believe in transience, in shapeshifting without permission.

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We Will Not Be Contained: Pretty Bitches and Too Much

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There will always be another word used against us.

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The Body Uncanny: Verge by Lidia Yuknavitch

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Though the stories vary in length and scope, each cuts deep into a truth of humanity.

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The Power of the Crone: Ursula K. Le Guin’s No Time to Spare

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Sweet, nurturing, platitude-accepting granny Le Guin is not.

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Fraught Woods: Chelsea Rathburn’s Still Life with Mother and Knife

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These are the woods through which we walk from an early age.

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A Political Pregnancy

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Are my choices in this culture so firmly dictated by my ability to give birth?

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The Thread: Lacuna

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If nobody tells you what to call a feeling, your emotions have a gap.

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Lesbian Poetry’s Vatic Voices: The Specter of Ecocatastrophe

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Change happens. It is dramatic. Poetry transformed lesbian lives.

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Off the Grid: Talking with Jamie Beth Cohen

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Jamie Beth Cohen discusses her debut novel, WASTED PRETTY.

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Spines of the Finwomen

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This may be a reclamation story.

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Anger as Fuel: A Conversation with Dani Burlison

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Dani Burlison discusses ALL OF ME: STORIES OF LOVE, ANGER, AND THE FEMALE BODY.

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Masculinity and Fatal Desire in The Skin I Live In

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Why, in art of all things, should we ignore the intuition of the body?

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The Real Community Guidelines: How to Be a True Ally

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The banning of women’s nipples is, of course, violence in and of itself.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #184: Caroline Hagood

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“I wanted to write a manifesto on the artistic act of a woman looking and making.”

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Mixed Feelings: A Valentine to Aging Women

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Letting go of these ideas about a woman’s value feels like the obvious thing to do, but it’s really hard.

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Heartbreak and Hair Dye: Talking with Amy Feltman

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Amy Feltman discusses her debut novel, WILLA & HESPER.

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Our Beautiful Fragility: A Conversation with Lisa Locascio

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Lisa Locascio discusses her debut novel, OPEN ME.

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