Rachel’s Team Pick:
Considering how much writing there is about writers, there’s precious little talk about women as literary greats. But you know what? We are. And moreover, when it comes to literary badasses, dykes and queers make a strong showing. For instance, in Flavorwire’s list of 10 Legendary Bad Girls of Literature, there’s Sappho, Collette, Alice Walker, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Simone de Beauvoir, all of whom are notable not only for their incredible work but also for their love of the ladies.
The authors of this list mention that they “could have made this list five times as long,” so who would you include? I vote for Eileen Myles, Dorothy Allison and Toni Morrison.