Chin’s writing covers a lot of topics- so I’m going to share excerpts of two very different pieces with you. Because I love you.
“It wasn’t until I was in my early 20s that I realized that Leonard Cohen was an accomplished poet, that his songs were poetry set to a soundtrack.”
So in order to include Andrea Gibson in this article, because we know you want us to, we (Carmen and KC Danger) decided to pay homage to her by watching her on YouTube and writing in notebooks.”
“I was here. I was here motherf*cker. And ain’t none of y’all can write that in the spot that I just wrote it in.”
“Every time I read a new Eileen Myles book, I ended up carrying it on me for weeks. I think I’m going to end up with a good collection. I would never lose it.”
We have declared this week Autostraddle Pure Poetry Week, when we are going to talk about poets we like all the time! First up is T.S. Eliot. Just kidding it’s Def Jam.
We recorded a ‘song’ tonight. Or maybe it’s more like spoken-word/song/poetry/lesbianmusicnight situation. Words by Riese, vocals by Haviland Stillwell, two (2) additional lesbians on “instruments.”
You probably don’t read enough poetry and you would probably be smarter if you did.