Our next Letter in the Mail is from author, poet, and literary arts organizer Michelle Tea!
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Michelle Tea discusses her forthcoming collection,
Against Memoir, out tomorrow from Amethyst Editions/The Feminist Press. ...more
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Thursday 3/2: Join Alex Chiu, Sophie Franz, Josh Simmons, Lark Pien, Jacon Sturgill, Erin Nations, and others for the launch of the seventh issue of Vision Quest, Portland’s free comic newspaper. Floating World Comics, 6 p.m., free. Robin Coste Lewis reads from her latest book, Voyage of the Sable Venus. Reed College, 6:30 p.m., free.
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Eileen Myles on recording her new poetry record
Aloha/irish trees, the relationship between poetry and comedy, and finding safety in social media. ...more
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Michelle Tea discusses life in recovery, the meaning of family, motherhood, and her new memoir
How to Grow Up. ...more
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Back in 1994 in San Francisco, Sini Anderson and Rumpus contributor Michelle Tea cofounded Sister Spit, a “a weekly, free, all-girl open mic” that challenged the status quo of the male-dominated open-mic scene. It wasn’t long before they took the show on the road, “with shows every night in a different dive bar, art gallery, queer […]
Michelle Tea is an author, performer, public speaker, event producer, educator, activist, and now, with her new Sister Spit imprint at City Lights Publishers, the editor of her own press.