Monthly Archives: November 2006

Women of the Left Bank

I’m still thinking about Paris Was a Woman and at the moment am listening to Ed Sanders reading “Hail to the Rebel Cafe”. I know a lot of Latin American women were in Paris or visited in the teens and … Continue reading

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A few feminist seeds scattered to the wind and you

The documentary Paris Was a Woman, about just a few of the women in Paris in the early 1900s and especially the 20s; writers, painters, poets. I especially liked the interviews with photographer Gisele Freund. The tension between Stein and … Continue reading

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Dear Urbana Slam Poets and Bowery Poetry Club

i’m a fucking poet, not a piece of ass you fucking fuck Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. Dear “Big Mike”… at the Bowery Poetry Club… Fuck right off. No I will not take off my shirt or show you my … Continue reading

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Liveblogging: Blogging Feminism panel, Barnard, NYC

blogging feminism flyer Originally uploaded by Liz Henry. Panelists: Jessica Valenti (feministing), Liza Sabater, (Culture Kitchen), Alice Marwick (Tiara), Lauren Spees, and Michelle Riblett (Hollaback), Gwendolyn Beetham (NCRW). ***** Intro by Janet R. Jakobsen from the Center for Research on … Continue reading

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Writers With Drinks tonight!

Y’all come to WWD tonight and hear one of my favorite poets, Steve Arntson. He does mad things with geography in very long poems which he mostly recites from memory. I’ve heard him declaim for 45 minutes without stopping! He’s … Continue reading

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Spoken word memoir

Just said this on mailing list but I want to stick it here too so I can remember it and think about it some more. In the context of people saying their students write this kind of thing that is … Continue reading

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Bilingual creative writing prof job announcement

University of Texas at El PasoCreative Writing, 500 West University Ave Liberal Arts Room 415, El Paso, TX 79968 http://www.utep.edu/Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Creative Writing [803]University of Texas El Paso Dept. of Creative Writing Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in creative writing. … Continue reading

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Restraint in poetry

An epiphany of annoyance. I hate the ways that class status in U.S. poetry is about restraint. It is the tightly reined emotion, squished and squozed into formal patterning. It’s polite, it kicks against the pricks in a tiny box, … Continue reading

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