Edgeworks Dance Theater — Community Collaboration and Genderwork

EDGEWORKS Dance Theater Open Call for Discussion Groups Are You Interested In Participating In An EDT Project On Gender, Sexuality, And Spirituality? EDGEWORKS Dance Theater’s Founder & Artistic Director Helanius J. Wilkins recently launched the determining factor– a work focused on gender, sexuality and spirituality; and that will be the result of community collaboration. The […]

Split This Rock — Anti-Racist Post-colonialism For the Win!

Check out the new Split This Rock Blog, Blog This Rock! It is edited/curated by Peter Montgomery and will showcase exciting work at the intersection of poetry and social change from all over the country. Building toward Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness, March 20-23, 2008, Blog This Rock will be […]

Karavans series — Jennifer Roberson

Hmm. It’s a toss-up. On the one hand, Roberson’s writing at full force here. All the delightful sensory details that made the dry deserty world of Tiger and Del a reality are present. You can feel the dust coating your face in Roberson’s lushly realized world. And she neatly establishes that it’s a world in […]

jane lindskold — the firekeeper saga

Jane Lindskold is an amazing author. I first encountered her work when I read Child of a Rainless Year. I was astonished — here was a coming of age story about an adult, an older woman, and one that acknowledged the complicated interplay between race, class, and family. AND it was a lyrical, lovely fantasy […]

candy girl: a year in the life of an unlikely stripper — diablo cody

I have some seriously mixed feelings about Candy Girl. Basically, it’s the memoir of a middle-class white woman who falls in love with someone over the internet, and moves in with him. Sadly, he lives in Minneapolis, which is incredibly boring. She ends up falling into stripping, almost as though she’s looking for something to […]

silver screen — justina robson

‘When I finally made it downstairs, wearing an old tracksuit I had found in my cupboards, she [my mother] put her hand to her mouth. “You look very sick,” she said. “Your eyes are like pits of tar: yellow and black. And your skin is the colour of white people. What were you trying to […]

Witness of Gor — John Norman

Hello, my lovelies. I apologize for my enforced hiatus from book blogging – I just moved, and haven’t had reliable internet access for the last few weeks. But don’t worry. My lack of posting does not mean I haven’t been reading, so look forward to seeing a bunch of critiques coming up soon. Now, on […]