Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi discusses her new novel, SAVAGE TONGUES.
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Elizabeth Ellen discusses her new story collection, HER LESSER WORK.
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Fariha Róisín discusses her debut novel, LIKE A BIRD.
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The physical space reflects the self’s lingering. ...more
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“I wanted my book to open up a conversation.”
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Lisa Locascio discusses her debut novel, OPEN ME.
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“There’s always the thought that there’s more, there’s something else, something more than this.”
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“If I didn’t allow myself to be vulnerable on the page, I wouldn’t get anywhere.”
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“It’s like a damn Rubik’s cube down there!” ...more
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Micheline Aharonian Marcom discusses her novel,
The Brick House, female sexuality in literature, and transcendence through dreaming. ...more
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I met Deborah Kampmeier at a workshop in November. We were two weeks post-election; the room was raw with emotion, and electric with conversations about resistance. This tall, badass woman dressed in all black sauntered into the room, and chose a seat at the table. When she read, my solar plexus exploded, and I couldn’t stop […]
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Sexual politics run through the very veins of this show. They are its blood, and they know how to get the female viewer’s heart pumping. ...more
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The esteemed author talks about the themes of justice, atonement, and reparation in her fifteenth novel,
LaRose, and about the importance of Planned Parenthood to her success. ...more
Tags: A Brief History of Seven Killings, Anne Enright, Birchbark Books, bookstores, daughters, Emily Gray Tedrowe, female characters, female sexuality, Flannery O'Connor, Frans Bengtsson, grief, Isak Dinesen, Jane Gardam, justice, LaRose, Louise Erdrich, Magda Szabo, marlon james, minneapolis, Mockingjay, mother-daugther relationships, motherhood, mothers, ojibwe, parenting, Planned Parenthood, Reparations, sexuality, Sherman Alexie, teenagers, The Blue Jay's Dance, The Door, The Green Road, The Long Ships, The Plague of Doves, The Round House, Toni Morrison, trilogies, virginia woolf, Wahpeton, War Dances, writing
It was all about desire, including women’s desire, Prince’s music. Women were not degraded. They were exalted, body and mind both. ...more
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Maddie Crum discusses Peggy Orenstein’s new book, Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape, about female sexuality in our hook-up culture, the problems with school sex ed., and the role of porn in rape culture: Orenstein is clear about her opinion on porn, if only through the statistics she presents. She doesn’t touch on […]