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Among my earliest memories is being laughed at by my father and brother for allegedly trying to pee standing up, proof of toddler penis envy. I was trying to sit on the toilet backwards, which had not, to my experience, been scrapped as a preferred mode. Of course being ridiculed,… [Read More]
What are you reading on the subway or in the waiting room today? I Must Be Living Twice, New and Selected Poems 1975-2014 by Eileen Myles, and I’m almost at the end and I might just start over I love it so much. What book popped for you in 2015? Wendy… [Read More]
About This Episode: This inaugural episode of VIDA Voices and Views features poet and writer, Rita Dove, reading her poems "Parsley" and "Claudette Colvin Goes to Work" and discussing topics ranging from literary bias masquerading as objectivity to sharing poetry with preschoolers. About Rita Dove: The story of Rita Dove… [Read More]
VIDA Voices & Views is a video interview program designed to call attention to a plurality of voices by interviewing writers, editors, publishers, series curators, anthologists, awards committee members, and other dedicated members of the literary community about their own work, vision, and concerns, as well as topics at the… [Read More]
In July I went to a feminist icon costume party to celebrate the first birthday of Out of the Binders, the literary non- profit I cofounded in 2014. I wore a thrifted purple dress, a gold pen necklace, a bright red cosplay wig, and some serious shapewear: I was Joan… [Read More]