“Inside Mary Daly’s writings, I found the wildflowers of the alpine mountains – growing jubilant and alone. In the new words she created, compound feminist words, I felt the strength of so many small animals living despite the ravenous teeth of the wilderness and the merciless trucks of men bearing down on anything that dared to cross the pitiless concrete. She knew the mightiness in small living things like women like me, I thought.”
Read the rest here.
The Listen to Your Mother Anthology made this list!
Thanks to Kristi DiLallo, Columbia Journal for publishing my ghosts.
“The rules for cave diving were clear.
The wonderful and wicked smart, Mel Wells, sent me some interview questions. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to talk about Unchaste.
“What was your inspiration for the creation of Unchaste Readers?’
‘I’ve always wanted to be involved in a community of women artists, but I’d envisioned living on the land in yurts and having composting toilets. Running a reading series is a lot easier and just as fun. I’m also dead serious.” Read the rest of the interview here.
Learn more about Mel Wells here.
“Should I have known or been better? What does it mean when a man cries for a dog, but not for a child? What does it mean when a man shoots mapgies to show his daughter he loves her, but doesn’t say a word of it, and she never figures it out until she’s been writing about it for years. Whatever holds our grief is massive. It’s big enough and wide enough to hold the ocean. This is why I’m here pacing and writing and doing. I’m building something big enough to contain it.” – Jenny Forrester