Reading of Women Write Resistance
in San Francisco
with Ellen Bass, Judy Grahn, Rebecca Foust, Alison Luterman, and Andrena Zawinski
About Women Write Resistance
“Resistance Poetry: A Conversation with Laura Madeline Wiseman”
by Sally Deskins
SD: Your preface and critical introduction to Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013) explains the societal importance of the book and resistance poetry, but can you talk about why you put this anthology together here?
LMW: We need spaces in culture for people to resist.
I began working on the anthology seven years ago. During this journey I have explored in my creative writing, my academic research and scholarship, my teaching, and my volunteer work the ways in which people resist for change. There are other anthologies where writers resist gender violence or other forms of cultural violence. In fact, there’s an anthology that’s in the works by a pair of editors on gender violence globally that just accepted two of my poems. Anthologies like Women Write Resistance should be published every year, year after year, country after country, place after place, because the space to resist is so necessary for change, for breaking silences, for offering hope…
Full interview in the May issue of Wild Woman Rising!
6:00 to 8:00pm