Gazing Grain Press is pleased to announce that judge Dawn Lundy Martin has selected Anne Lesley Selcer as the winner of our 2014 feminist chapbook contest for poetry/hybrid manuscripts! Her chapbook from A Book of Poems on Beauty will be published in September. We'll have a launch and celebratory reading during Fall for the Book on Saturday, September 13. We are also happy to announce that Dawn Lundy Martin has named Kevin McLellan's manuscript Before the Door as runner-up.
Sarah Marcus: You are the editor-in-chief at Luna Luna Magazine, which is self described as “a diary of ideas and a place for dialogue.” From your website, it seems as though that this publication encourages a wide range of views and opinions. Although you “do not tolerate sexism, misandry, homophobia, ageism, racism, sizeism, religism, classism or transphobia in comments or in our published work,” you do allow articles from authors and comments from people who openly disagre
This year, we released our second chapbook, Meg Day’s We Can’t Read This. Judge Cathy Park Hong called the book “a how-to on re-imagining the body and language when one is denied the instruments of voice and hearing.” Meg generously agreed to speak with us about her book, feminism, and poetics. 1. How would you define your view of feminism? I’m so glad you started with the easy question—ha! I just finished teaching a condensed summer section of Gender & Social Change at the U
Out of my love for lesbian poetry and art, and wish to know more about it, on Gay Pride Day 2010, I launched Lavender Review. For me, the past four years have been an astounding education, international in scope, as I researched and presented the best lesbian poetry and art that I could find (including some poetry and art by non-lesbians that might appeal to a lesbian readership). Every June and December, I release a new issue of my e-zine, free and open to everyone. In 2012,
Sarah Marcus: As you are aware, I am an avid follower of your comics blog, loveamongthelampreys.com, where animals have very rich inner lives and thoughts about the world. Of course, one of my all time favorite posts is bear related. How do you come up with the dialogue for your comics? What's your "process?" (I know, sorry to ask that.) What do you hope that hybrid forms might argue or accomplish? Adrienne Celt: I'm delighted you picked that particular doleful polar bear – h