Saturday, October 28, 2006

Awesome woman of the week

This is a tough call for a new category of posting, but the inaugural award goes to Suzan-Lori Parks, playwright, muse, muse-lover, agitator, and individual. She does the work for the work, not for the reviews. She does the work that engages her, not what she thinks will be produced, or published. And sometimes that pays off. Witness Top Dog Underdog. No, I have yet to read her novel Getting Mother's Body, and yes, she is apparently writing a screenplay based on a Toni Morrison novel. Here's a writer who does the work that needs doing, and wow, she very often gets it right. The New Yorker takes a good long look...

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