Thursday, May 31, 2012

Feminist Boot Camp #39

Lisa Robertson signs books at Pages, Calgary
You are not alone. You need not limit your poetry to the kitchen, or the bedroom, or the garden, or the relational, or to the singular, or to the daily. Look around you. Look outside of your life. Look next door. Look in your books. These are not dead objects, they live. Throw long ropes with hooks back through time and bring another voice to life. Every poem is an opportunity to introduce your reader to another woman's work. Every poem is an opportunity to think. Every poem is an opportunity to learn. Write what you want to know, not what you already know.

Write who you want to meet. See 75 Reasons to Live: Lisa Robertson on Eva Hesse. Read the essay in Robertson's Nilling.

See other Feminist Boot Camp Posts.

Always already with me...

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