Monthly Archives: January 2006

at the BlogHer launch party

January 2006 068 Originally uploaded by Jo Spanglemonkey. I’m blogging on Latin America as a contributing editor for Blogher. Karen Walrond of Chookooloonks is also covering the region – she’s taking anything Caribbean and I’m, in theory, linking up with … Continue reading

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Em duas linguas: B. Trayner

I was just reading Beverly Trayner’s blog, and realized she links to one of my dusty old blogs ( a little embarrassing) where I was keeping my working notes for a project on bilingual poetry. She’s talking about some great … Continue reading

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WoolfCamp – blogging and writing

The date for WoolfCamp has been set! It’s a writing-blogging-creativity-DIY retreat in Santa Cruz: I invite you, Dear Readers and Interested Parties, to WoolfCamp, Winter 2006, Saturday, 2/18 and Sunday 2/19: Behold, our tee shirt/schwag logo and image of our … Continue reading

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outrageously erased

Today in the library I meant to write up a formal description of my anthology project, but instead skimmed through biographical dictionaries. I checked out several huge fat multi-volume dictionaries of Latin American authors, and some other Spanish-language Encyclopedias of … Continue reading

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Making lists and breaking aesthetics

Marilyn Hacker said on the WOMPO Women’s Poetry mailing list recently: If, as feminists,we can’t discuss racism openly, if not “comfortably,” then what did all the feminist writers who were discussing it in the 70s ,and those doing so now … Continue reading

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When Ran’s daughters meet

Oh happy synchronicity! I opened my juicy new “Poesía moderna en Cuba” and right smack in Juana Borrero’s short bio: Debido a esta doble cualidad de pintora y escritora, y la pintura, y a la precocidad de su geniio, Julián … Continue reading

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how long it takes to make connections

I was coalescing vaguely this morning about the length of time in a woman’s life that it takes her to make connections with other women. Because of the ways tokenism works, if you’re sort of “successful” in the male-dominated world … Continue reading

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Gender and genre

As I continue reading Latin American literary criticism from the 20s and 30s onward, I keep noticing that critics often decide that women poets missed the genre bus. A critic will launch into a discussion of modernismo, and then mention … Continue reading

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status report, Art 21, Waverley readings

I’ve been sandblasted by the “holidays”, with not much leisure! Writing continues, but what critical thinking still is possible has been directed towards the SF book award I’m helping to judge. Still… poetry! I’ve found some wonderful poets to translate, … Continue reading

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