“hey now tall girl
aren’t you bored
all by yourself in your messy room”
“hey now tall girl
(from Intern Lily & w/a 12-year-old boy who lives with Laneia) – “Silverstein writes what children see. He reminds us all of what it is like to view the world in its purest form. A world without stereotypes, biases, and social norms.”
It was the last line of the poem that was the most striking. ‘The love of form is a love of endings.’
“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.”
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.
THE TIME HAS COME to discuss your feelings/ideas/lucid dreams/lesbian poetry about The IHOP Papers. Come on in and grab a seat.
YOU GUYS. You haven’t read this book yet have you. Please do this. Do it for me. I need to talk about my feelings about waitressing. There’s a lesbian sex scene! At least one! I can’t remember exactly!
“Liebegott’s debut novel is a coming-of-age coming-out in the tradition of Rita Mae Brown’s Rubyfruit Jungle, but here, the portrait of an artist as punk waitress is more a celebration of sexuality than humanity. Twenty-year-old Francesca is a recovering drunk who finds comfort in cutting herself and harbors fantasies of her beautiful AA sponsor, Maria; her former philosophy teacher, Irene; and a soap opera heroine.”
Did you read Inferno by Eileen Myles, our first-ever Autostraddle book club selection? I sure as hell hope so, BECAUSE IT’S TIME TO TALK ABOUT IT.
Portia de Rossi walks Oprah through the eating disorders she developed as a result of being a teen model and the stress of hiding her sexuality as she climbed the Hollywood ladder. Her story is universal, whether you are gay or have ever been on a diet.
In perhaps the most unsurprising move of 2010, we have chosen Eileen Myles’ ‘Inferno’ as our first official book club pick. Get excited!
You look really pretty and smart today, and I wanna read a book with you. Then we can talk about it after, and I’ll tell you how soft and shiny your hair is. Does that sound good? I think so too.
I’m excited for the fall because of books! You should be too! THE NOVEL OF THE CENTURY! A lesbian “poet’s novel”! “Gender Outlaws” 2.0! Amy AND David Sedaris! Also, so much more!
You probably don’t read enough poetry and you would probably be smarter if you did.
Here are Team Autostraddle’s recommendations for books to get you through the rest of summer — without rotting your brain.
Look, it’s a new open thread! We love to talk about books, so why don’t you talk about them with us!
Laneia wants to talk about books, so she’s read some erotica because she knows you want to talk about sex instead and this is what compromise looks like. Also, sexy sporty ladies, Syd Blakovich tells you how to have rough sex and we found another sexxxy tumblr for you! OMFG SEXXXX YOU GUYS. Let’s get naked.
You want books! We got your books! We’ve got what we like, what other lady-lovers like, what will look cute to read in front of cute girls etc. Also, Samantha Ronson is DJ’ing for the lesbians @ Dinah Shore, GLEE, Drew Barrymore, Nicole Pacent & more!
In 1997, Michelle Tea and Sini Anderson started Sister Spit – a spoken word tour full of the best queer writers and poets around. Twelve years later, Sister Spit: The Next Generation is taking over the world/my heart. On October 5, the tour came to Phoenix and I interviewed them for you, which is actually a big deal because it was the first face-to-face interview I’ve ever done and I was scared, y’all.
Best Fall Book Preview of all time, The Others (Seba Al-Herz) potential Autostraddle Book Club Pick, also Malinda Lo, graphjam, books from David Byrne, Nabokov & Kathy Griffin, Girldrive, YA Teen Sexual Discovery book, review of Tao Lin’s Shoplifting From American Apparel and more!