Spring 2016

Nakedness

Siân Griffiths

My body is a private and practical thing—something yielded to the production of children and the scrubbing of a bathtub, but not something I would find either pleasure or pride in offering to the public. And yet, here I am, sitting in front of a computer, offering its naked portrait to the public gaze because, as a writer, my job is to be publicly naked.

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The Interview

Alice Elizabeth Rogoff

“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.

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Herrschaft (Territory)

Emily Van Duyne

Again, a question of language—I use the possessive pronoun and I become ill at ease, a little sick, the way you feel when you’ve eaten too many sweets—my rapist, the way I call my lover, my mother, my son.

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Darling Daughter

Audrey Carroll

[T]ell them, dear child, of the female narrative not born
of temptation & sin but of the blood of your blood singing out.

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