Lying at an intersection of pedagogy, technology and post-minimal Fiber Art history, the performance installations I create explore ideas of failure, fidelity, language, transmission, and progress./ Read this ›
“Oh yes, there was a famous woman organizer who lived on Evans. If she’s still around, she would be very old now. Older than me,” said Sister Jonnie smiling.
This piqued Valerie’s interest. It could be possible to have an interview./ Read this ›
Perhaps because of the housing boom and bust of the early 21st century, American society is now more aware of the “near poor” or people who are just getting by. But when I was a teenager, normal-looking actually meant “just like everyone else.” No one knew I was hungry and poor./ Read this ›
But real sickness arrived like an invitation
slipped under the door
In Robyn Schiff’s A Woman of Property, weeds grow through every domestic space. A nail turns the nursery chair perilous. A doe may or may not replace a girl on an altar. Schiff drops her reader at a fluctuating border, though we don’t immediately know it./ Read this ›
Which means it’s PRIDE month!
Pride weeks, filled with events and parades, are commencing around the nation. It’s a tradition dating back to 1970, with the nation’s first Pride Parade in honor of the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. So, be sure to check out the Pride events and parades happening in your area.
To our readers in the DC area, DC/ NOVA PRIDE is THIS …/ Read this ›
When I’ve read this poem at events or workshops, most folks think of it as a take on Bishop’s “The Fish.” And, of course, Bishop is well known for her fishing imagery, being from Nova Scotia, etc. My favorite poem of hers is “At the Fishhouses,” which provides the epigraph for my full-length collection, Confluence. All of this to say, the driving force behind “Imagination” is Bishop’s “The Riverman,” a poem that is less well-known. It is rough-hewn, very narrative, and based in Brazilian myth. Bishop lets her hair down in this piece./ Read this ›
Update! The So to Speak benefit reading for Casa Ruby was a powerful event! Thank you to all who attended and donated. We received TWO carloads full of donated goods, as well as funds to help Casa Ruby pay some bills. Epicure Cafe was packed with love and goodness, with warmth and generosity. Thank you to our four incredible readers! Thank you to our wonderful ASL translators.
And …/ Read this ›
At this year’s AWP conference, So to Speak proudly introduced the newest supplement to our publishing formats, the Contest Issue. Get a look at and support fantastic writing through purchasing a copy./ Read this ›