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beautifully written but the protagonist is gay but then isn t gay and everyone is lirting butwritten but the protagonist is gay but then isn t gay and everyone is lirting but is but the protagonist is gay but then isn t gay and everyone is lirting but nothing is and the caves are dark and everything is just so DAMNED VAGUE That novel turned me into goddamned Barry White crooning let s get it on to the pages every day Then no crooning LET S GET IT ON LET S GET IT ON PEOPLE I took several angry walks on my avorite trail that week kicking hard at the weeds God do I hate it when grown ass consenting adults can t get it
oni digressokay so when i saw that dorothydigressOkay so when I saw that Dorothy had a collection of poetry her irst published work I thought to myself yes this is it this is the book I want Only here s the plot twist the book has gone out of print and is considered hard to indexpensive Well guess what booksellers Don t you EVER tell a perimenopausal woman that a book she wants is unavailable to her That s akin to setting me on ire I declared I will have this book and I didOnce my copy arrived thanks to Cheri and thriftbooks I love you both I was greeted with thisDo you remember the screamingThe bushes where you hidour stepfather running after uscaught me often than youran blood down my bodyDo you remember that porchHow I ell back onto the cornercut deep between my legsscreamed or mama driving upcatching my scream in the pit of her She Weeps Each Time You're Born fearmy blood in her handsmy hands between my legsthe scream dying in my throatstrangling on the certaintyI would dieBleeding across the car seat mutely pushing at the bloodI knew it would ruin the seatcovermama s uniform your white curlsI knew they d have to cut away throw outthe seatcover your hair my bodyGood God I knew that Bastard was semi autobiographical but it was a different experience to read the very personal poetry that confirmed itI can only tell you this if I ever have the misfortune to witness two little girlsleeing rom their house blood on their legs screaming a rapist stepfather running after them to beat or rape them some please Lord Jesus let me be in the midst of cooking up a batch of cornbread in a cast iron skillet and with all the power imbued by the goddess Isis herself let me smite that motherfucker on the head and render him deadI will gladly write my reviews rom prisonThis is a powerful collection of poetry worthy of whatever you need to do to get it Ms Allison is a lusty woman with a hearty appetite both Seven Days, Seven Dinners forood and women I knew you were capable of a sex scene in Cavedweller lady you were holding out And despite some staggering sexual and physical violence in her past she has A Northern Light found a way to thriveI loved loved loved itI leave you with thisrom i chose this ground Every Wednesday every Sunday of her lifemy grandma swept her yard rakedthe dust into smooth clean linesthe red dust that choked babiesand stained the boards of her porchShe paid whatever rent was demandedfor the right to rake her yardand when they put her outthree years before she diedthe uncles moved her to a yardwhere the rocks had never been clearedwhere glass and wire scraps threatenedour If You're Missing Baby Jesus: A True Story that Embraces the Spirit of Christmas feet She ignored the boxes sittingullwent out to rake that groundto clear herself a sense of place Hold your ground she told me A Southern dumpling child I discovered Dorothy Allison s in my mid twenties and emulated her style in numerous therapeutic poems She talked about what it elt like to be misunderstood and mis labled due to socio economic status circumstance and sexual preference She speaks of the deep ties that bound her to amily especially the womenexcerpt Anne Perrys Christmas Crimes (Christmas Stories, from to the bone That summer I did not go crazy spoke every day to my mama who insisted our people do not go crazy that summer I did not go crazy but I wore very close very close to the d allison myirst chance to read her poetry wow my avorite poem in this collection little enoughthis book is worth a read Collection that insists on corporeality not separating sex and eminism and drawing lines of connection between straight and ueer women rather than separating them. 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Ly willing to say oh we ll wait We do anti porn irst But as a working class lesbian the one thing you learn is that if don t kill yourself you do not drink yourself to death if you do not ind a girlfriend who will literally bash your head in if you survive one of the things you learn is that sexuality is the place where you cannot compromise because it is so dangerous That you can t always just talk about the bad side you have to go over and A World on Fire find out why why if sex is so dangerous you re still gonna lookor the one who can do it right
for you So the poem THE WOMEN WHO HATE ME isyou So the poem THE WOMEN WHO HATE ME is aimed at the women I couldn t speak At Couldn T Speak To At The couldn t speak to at the Conference because they were screaming at me And it starts out The women who do not know meThe women who not knowing me hate memark my life rise in my dreams and shake out their loose hair throw outtheir thin wrists narrow theiralready sharp eyes and sayWho do you think you areLazy useless cunt sucking scared and stupidWhat you scared of anywayTheir eyes their hands their voicesTerrifyingThe women who hate me cut meas men can t Men don t countI can handle men Never expected betterof any man anyway But the womenshallow cheeked young girls the world was made Setting Them Straight: You CAN Do Something About Bigotry and Homophobia in Your Life forsafe little girls who think nothing of bravadowho never got over by playing it toughWhat do they know of myearWhat do they know of the women in my bodyMy weakening hips sharp good teethangry nightmares scarred cheeksfat thighs at everythingbut the women who hate me cut meDon t smile too wide You look like a oolDon t want too much You ain t gonna get itSay goddamn it and kick somebody s assthat I am not half what I should befull of terrified angry bravadoBRAVADOThe women who hate medon t knowcan t imaginelife saving precious bravadoThe 100 ways to Fight the Flab - and still have wine and chocolate fight you have with the people that you need are the most intense Hard to get a copy of of this book Worth it Aew of the poems early on in the collection about hurt were particularly savage i got to pick her up The Oxford New Greek Dictionary from the airport aew years ago i still wonder if i made an ass of myself that afternoonshe s a working class sheroine of mine she s also an incredible The Cello Suites : J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the search for a Baroque masterpiece flirt with disarmingly smooth movesand iucking love her words I LOVE DOROTHY ALLISON EVEN MORE THAN I DID BEFOREI just I just The New Job Security fucking love her I love how she writes I love howiercely she communicates her truth I love the words she uses and the lust and the rage and the endurance and the resistance I love the honesty I love how total it is This The Day Fidel Died: Cuba in the Age of Raúl, Obama, and the Rolling Stones (A Vintage Short) feels like REAL poetry it speaks right to the gut of me and I don t get confused about what it means cos it isn t cloaked in vagueness unlike much of the poetry the bourgeois elite champions This shit is glorious and dangerous and important and living I love Dorothy Allison You have no idea how many hearts I scribbled on this when she hit the nail on the head again and again and again Where then will Iind the countrywhere women never wrong womenwhere we will sit knee to knee The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe's Refugee Crisis finally listeningto the wholenaked truthof our lives Aascinating slice of literary history this collection consists of the epitome of radical lesbian The Jumbee feminist poetry Dorothy Allison s novel Bastard Out of Carolina just about ruined me I read it in its entirety on a non stoplight ironically one that departed out of Columbia South Carolina and I To Helvetica and Back finished it right as we landed I remembereeling completely hopeless as the other passengers went about the mundane business of gathering their belongings and ironically I Simple Art of Greatness felt as though I did not belong Why would I want to belong to the human race after that brutal tale of physical and sexual abuse I was too wrecked by the story and when you re too wrecked by a story too abandoned down that rabbit hole without any rope you want to set that book toire and watch it burnI wanted to give Ms Allison another try so I turned this summer to Cavedweller published in 98 six years after Bastard and I could see again how strong her writing was but I could. Run with the Wolves Myths and In Women Who Run with the Wolves Dr Clarissa Pinkola Ests unfolds rich intercultural myths Where the Heart Waits fairy talesolk tales and stories many rom her own traditions in order to help women reconnect with the ierce healthy visionary attributes of this instinctual nature Through the stories and commentaries in this remarkable book we retrieve examine love and understand the Wild Woman and hold her against our The Women Who Wrote the War Caldwell Sorel The women who served as combat correspondents in World War II were a capable gutsy and inuisitive bunch Their bravery snapping photos A Burglar's Guide to the City from bomb laden B s over North Africa or interviewing blood soaked soldiersresh rom Iwo Jima was matched only by their pluck in overcoming sexist double standards and patronizing attitudes Remarkable Women Who Changed The World For her extensive contributions in housing reform women's suffrage and social work Addams was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Violence against women World Health Organization The Women Who Have Traveled to Every Country in That major news outlets such as CNN did not perform ,