THE RUMPUS MINI-INTERVIEW PROJECT #160: KIMBERLY DARK

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A hybrid of culture critique, magical realism, and BDSM, Kimberly Dark’s The Daddies is a kaleidoscopic love letter to masculinity. Though The Daddies tells the story of one break-up between lesbian lovers, the novel is more widely concerned with patriarchy, power, and pleasure and how those forces shape lives. Dark offers a fe(me)inist exploration of the masculine, while still leaving room for transformation, both cultural and interpersonal.

Read the full interview at The Rumpus.

Review: In Search of Pure Lust by Lise Weil

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Lise Weil quotes Adrienne Rich: “I choose to love this time for once with all my intelligence.” This approach to loving seems to be the exact conceit of Weil’s intimate memoir. Frequent references to H.D., Virginia Woolf, Mary Daly–as well as run-ins in with Audre Lorde–work to create a robust, and sometimes surprising, portrait of the second wave feminist movement. Throughout In Search of Pure Lust, Weil is driven by this intellectual, all-in loving. In her many relationships, Weil lusts for woman not only as partners and lovers, but as poets, scholars, and visionaries.

Read the full review at Lambda

“Lesbians Will Always Be Here And Have Always Been Here”: Talking Queer Visibility, Butchness, And Sinister Wisdom With Writer Carina Julig

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I sit down with fellow writer Carina Julig to learn about her time with the journal and what lesbian art means today. Julig is a lesbian journalist whose work touches on the intersections of queerness, capitalism, politics, and trans masculine identities. Featured on SlateAl-Jazeera, and them., among others, Julig has a keen instinct for the impacts of lesbian culture on the mainstream and vice versa.

Read the full interview at BUST.

Inventing Adulthood: Four Novels Reveal the Magic of Queer Self-Actualization

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What does it mean to come of age as a 20-something queer person with no money, no resources, and no illusions about respectability? Black Wave is one of several recent books—including Andrea Lawlor’s Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl (2017), Ariel Gore’s We Were Witches (2017) and Chelsey Johnson’s Stray City (2018)—that seek to answer this question, and each author insists that queer self-actualization requires a radically different approach to adulthood.

Read the full article at Bitch Media.

Review: Long Love by Judith Barrington

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Judith Barrington’s Long Love is a collection of new and selected poems celebrating her impressive tenure as a writer. Drawing from Trying to Be an Honest Woman (1985), History and Geography (1989), as well as more recent works like Lost Lands (2008), this latest collection is anchored by Barrington’s stripped-back voice and generous poetic ear.

Read the full review at Lambda

zine 1: states of change

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states of change engages with the messy, scary thoughts that bubble up about life in the anthropocene — a time of rapid changes and uncertain futures — from a leftist & loving, queer and utterly mad perspective.

 

this zine is about climate change and the ways we re/envision future. visual artist roman pace made this zine in the midst of a catastrophic red tide gripping the west coast of florida.

 

 

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about the artist

 

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roman pace is a non-binary, sapphic artist living in florida. they do collage, poetry, and photography to explore madness and queerness. connect with them on instagram @roman.pace

 

 

 

 

 

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How Queer Comics Are Confronting Rape Culture

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Trauma and triumph have always been source material for queer performers. The difference now is that people with power are starting to pay attention: men, heterosexuals, cisgender people, white people—even the holy trinity of cishet white men. At the cutting edge of this cultural reckoning are comedians Hannah Gadsby, Tig Notaro, and Cameron Esposito. All three are masculine of center (MOC) lesbians, comedians, and survivors of sexual assault and/or abuse.

So why is it that there are not one, but three butchy lesbians talking about rape culture and being taken seriously at the same time? “Cuz you need a good role model, fellas,” quips Gadsby in Nanette.

Read the article in full at Jezebel