“This not just your average poetry reading with people standing stoically reading prose or page poetry. This is a rock show of poetry. This is aggression, fierceness, tenderness, passion, tears and jubilance.”
“For me, as a black, lesbian, masculine-of-center woman, I thank her for showing me how to make my invisible self visible.”
Sometimes a peach is not really a peach.
“8. Anything to do with clams, really.”
Write Bloody Publishing is giving away a stack of books to two lucky Autostraddle readers!
“The work I do is all about how we make peace with the body, our own and other people’s bodies. I can’t have that conversation without talking about my queerness, or my blackness, or my size, or my mental health, or trans issues, or disability. It’s about everybody’s right to be on this planet.”
I ended up taking advantage of the fact that I was on the margins. I used the power of invisibility to crack open spaces at the edges. The power of performance is impermanence — nobody could catch it and say “here’s proof of what she is saying or doing.”
“Poetry calls us into ourselves. It’s asking you to be truthful and say whatever it is you need to say.”
“I just started working on a piece that’s a mash up of Neil Degrasse Tyson and Nicki Minaj.”
“Every person who comes up and asks to share, has never left me. Every friend or colleague who said I’ll watch your door, I’ll send that email, I’ll pick y’all up, y’all can stay at my house, has never left me.”
Perhaps you are like me, and spent most of yesterday sobbing gently at the beautiful truths expressed in Kristen Stewart’s recently published poem “My Heart Is A Wiffle Ball/Freedom Pole.”
After having been lost to the world for a couple thousand years, two poems written by Sappho have unexpectedly turned up in London following an anonymous collector’s submission to Oxford.
An Autostraddle Interview with Tania De Rozario, queer artist, writer and activist. Read more about her views on censorship, activism and Jeanette Winterson in this interview.
Our journey continues through the Pacific Northwest with creepy doughnuts, surprise parties, and musical theatre!
The leaves were falling, the children were wandering the streets in search of candy and the dog was dressed like a bumblebee.
Oklahoma City, Denver, an Autostraddle Meet-up event and more poetry! Plus, Marine has some planning tips for your next great adventure!
If there’s anything y’all love, it’s sex and pure poetry. So obviously, both took center stage at A-Camp. Here’s a selection.
After our little trip to the big easy, we were ready to relax, get back on budget, and try some real Texas barbeque!
Luckily, we were able to drown out our A-Camp sorrows over some retail therapy at the Mall of America, and a few drinks on Bourbon Street.
“4. Beaver cake.”