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Sinister Wisdom

Author : Harriet Desmoines
ISBN : 01961853
Genre : Social Science
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Category: Social Science

Sinister Wisdom

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ISBN : IND:30000125382097
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Sinister Wisdom 109

Author : Barbara Esrig
ISBN : 1944981195
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The ways that lesbians came together during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s were many and varied. There was no social media, no high-speed communication. Lesbians relied on the US Post Office, telephones, and face-to-face contact. Public advertising such as newspaper ads, flyers, and leaflets, had to be done carefully and discretely. Learning about events of the past gives templates by which to formulate and support activism in the present and future. Oppression, restriction, discrimination, and disempowerment can take many forms, some more insidious than others, and activism can be especially difficult when one is a member of a despised minority that also is criminalized. Sometimes the most we can do is be ourselves and live the truth in our lives.This issue of Sinister Wisdom, fourth in our series of special issues covering lesbian-feminist activism in the late twentieth-century South, focuses on lesbian gathering places and ways that lesbians created community while continuing activism.

Sinister Wisdom 107

Author : J. P. Howard
ISBN : 1944981160
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Sinister Wisdom 107: Black Lesbians--We are the Revolution showcase new writing by African-American lesbian writers.

Sister Love

Author : Audre Lorde
ISBN : 1938334299
Genre : Literary Collections
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Literary Nonfiction. Poetry. African & African American Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. Women's Studies. Poets Audre Lorde and Pat Parker first met in 1969; they began exchanging letters regularly five years later. Over the next fifteen years, Lorde and Parker shared ideas, advice, and confidences through the mail. They sent each other handwritten and typewritten letters and postcards often with inserted items including articles, money, and video tapes. SISTER LOVE: THE LETTERS OF AUDRE LORDE AND PAT PARKER 1974-1989 gathers this correspondence for readers to eavesdrop on Lorde and Parker. They discuss their work as writers as well as intimate details of their lives, including periods when each lived with cancer. SISTER LOVE is a rare opportunity to glimpse inside the minds and friendship of two great twentieth century poets.
Category: Literary Collections

Sinister Wisdom 104

Author : Beth York
ISBN : 1944981063
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A rich tapestry of Southern stories and reflections on the creative arts are gathered in Sinister Wisdom 104. The role of the arts in building lesbian community and providing venues for social activism was inevitable, given the political and social fervor of the times. In the way that the civil rights movement produced songs and cultural events that supported ending discrimination against African Americans, so did the feminist movement spark empowered lesbian artists to produce their own cultural events, recordings, and distribution outlets. A woman-identified consciousness supported this culture, both spiritually and financially. Art was informed by feminist ideals carried by the artists, poets, performers, playwrights, and interwoven into production companies, recording companies, arts organizations, and into the art itself.

Crime Against Nature

Author : Minnie Bruce Pratt
ISBN : UOM:39015018292519
Genre : Poetry
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"Designated as the prestigious 1989 Lamont Poetry Selection by the Academy of American Poets, and winner of the 1991 American Library Association Gay/Lesbian Book Award, Pratt's Crime Against Nature is a stunning achievement. This beautifully crafted sequence of poems takes its title from language in the statute under which the author could have been prosecuted as a lesbian if she had sought legal custody of her children. These are poems of despair, self-doubt, sexual bliss, sexual shame, exhilaration, rage, hope, victory. In Crime Against Nature, Pratt breathes new life into the words lesbian, poet, mother. Without contradiction or self-denial, she holds herself, her loves, and her children in a world of passion, of power being realized, of wholeness."--AUTHOR WEBSITE.
Category: Poetry

Out Latina Lesbians

Author : Nivea Castro
ISBN : 1938334191
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Literary Nonfiction. Poetry. Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies. Women's Studies. Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Studies. OUT LATINA LESBIANS, edited by Nivea Castro with Geny Cabral (also published as Sinister Wisdom 97) features work by Cherrie L. Moraga, Marga Gomez, Diane Solis, Gina Anderson, Carmen Cruz, Alina Galliano, Bessy Reyna, and many others. Visual art from Liliana Wilson, Alixa Garcia, and more."

Living As A Lesbian

Author : Cheryl Clarke
ISBN : 193833406X
Genre : Poetry
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Poetry. African American Studies. LGBT Studies. LIVING AS A LESBIAN is Cheryl Clarke's paean to lesbian life. Filled with sounds from her childhood in Washington, DC, the riffs of jazz musicians, and bluesy incantations, LIVING AS A LESBIAN sings like a marimba, whispering "i am, i am in love with you." LIVING AS A LESBIAN chronicles Clarke's years of literary and political activism with anger, passion, and determination. Clarke mourns the death of Kimako Baraka, "sister of famous artist brother," celebrates the life of Indira Gandhi, and chronicles all kinds of disasters—natural and human-made. The world is large in LIVING AS A LESBIAN but also personal and intimate. These poems are closely observed and finely wrought with Clarke's characteristic charm and wit shining throughout. In 1986, LIVING AS A LESBIAN captured the vitality and volatility of the lesbian world; today, in a world both changed and unchanged, Clarke's poems continue to illuminate our lives and make new meanings for LIVING AS A LESBIAN.
Category: Poetry