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“For who will testify, who will accurately describe our lives if we do not do it ourselves?”: Recent Lesbian Memoirs

I’ve been on a memoir reading binge lately. Every time I turned around there seemed to be another lesbian memoir demanding my attention. Below is a list of my recent reads. Though they range in time (the 1950s to the … Continue reading

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Wine Dark Seas: Thank You Mary Renault

Working my way down the library shelves after finishing the last Jean Plaidy on offer at my small local public library, I discovered Mary Renault. And I fell in love with her books on ancient Greece and mythology. From The … Continue reading

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Lesbian Lit Wish List 2013: And Party Like It’s Venice, 1713 at Masq

Sick of reading best of lists? So am I. Instead, I’m going to look ahead, to the books I’d like to read in 2013 (and beyond): 1. Eminent Outlaws, the lesbian version. If you haven’t read Christopher Bram’s excellent and marvelously … Continue reading

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Two Lesbian Writers Who Rock: Sarah Diemer and Malinda Lo

It’s tough being a writer these days, especially a lesbian writer so I’d like to give a shout out to two authors whose work I hope you read if you haven’t already. One is a new discovery for me, and … Continue reading

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The Brooklyn Museum Part II: Djuna Barnes, Romaine Brooks and so much more

I had a magnificent time at the Brooklyn Museum last Saturday afternoon. The Hide/Seek exhibit collected some really amazing art from many people I recognized like Mapplethorpe, Berenice Abbot, Catherine Opie, Georgia O’Keefe, Romaine Brooks (never saw her self-portrait in … Continue reading

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Difference, Desire, and Djuna: A shout out to the Brooklyn Museum

I love the Brooklyn Museum and now I know what I’m doing this weekend: 1. HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture. I have been seeing adverts for this exhibition on gender and sexuality in modern American portraiture in the … Continue reading

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