I know the curve of my upper lip. It points with just a little bit of lipstick. I know my foot – how its arch is just a little too high for normal heels. I know my hair, it’s thick. My waist, it can get thick too. I know my voice and my knees. […]Read more "I Used To Know Me"
my thumbs disengage from my body and their lonely stubs stink like eggs, so i suck them back on to leave the house in one piece. they tell me this book is giving birth to another. so what? what if each building were a different color? you would never run out of places where no […]Read more "sallm"
After being “a feminist in the mainstream” through a twenty-year writing career, last year’s selection of Jennifer Baumgardner as Executive Director of The Feminist Press seemed entirely apt. This “feminist since birth” journalist, activist, and filmmaker spoke with me in late February as the third profile in my feminist publishers series. Baumgardner, who has toured […]Read more "The Happy Feminist"
It’s been less than a week since AWP 2014 wrapped this year in Seattle. The hangover is finally gone, my bags are finally unpacked and the list of books mentioned throughout the conference have been purchased. With a bit of distance from the debauchery, I present to you my AWP wrap-up, in a best of/worst […]Read more "An AWP Wrap-Up"
from the PDXX Collectives Winter 2013 reading Karelia Stetz-Waters is author of The Admirer http://www.kareliastetzwaters.comRead more "The Cumulative GPA of Your Barroom Experience"
Joshua Safran was “raised by lesbian witches in the Haight-Ashbury commune.” By the age of ten, he had hitchhiked thousands of miles with his “Wiccan Welfare” mother, Claudia and alcoholic, abusive stepfather, Leopoldo, where they lived in communes, vans, buses, an ice cream truck and a lean-to stump in the forest. They sought an “elusive […]Read more "“Free Spirit” an interview with Joshua Safran"
image by Stockarch. Gina and her friends were already in the kitchen, sharing a bottle of Chardonnay they had brought over. “Hey, Frannie,” Gina said, her toned arms opened wide. Her bronze summer skin glistened in the florescent light of the kitchen. Her jeans were skinny, her tank top tight. “Hey Gina’” I said, and […]Read more "The Girlfriend After You Is Going To Be Easy"
The internet, with its exponential options and on-demand everything, has it’s limitations. Good news for anyone fearing a future world seen only through screens, people still like to see music live. Geography still matters in music. Tonight at Refuge, cool Canadian DJ and producer Andrea Graham teams up for a very live show with Portland-based […]Read more "The Librarian: A Wealth of Bass"