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Thursday, September 26 • 9:00am - 11:00am
"Mother, all I did was want to kill, but just look what I broke": Fierce, Feral and Feminine Writing

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Feminine fierceness is the focus of this criti-creative, cross-genre panel, which will touch on a multitude of encounters—with wildness and wilderness, the idea of feralness, resistance/challenges to traditional gender roles, and also the idea of channeling fierceness and strong female voices. We draw inspiration from a vast catalog of movements and writers: l’ecriture feminine, second-wave feminism, riot grrrl and zines, including small feminist chapbook presses like Dusie and Guillotine, websites like Delirious Hem and Girl Gang Illuminati, new narrative, ecopoetics, the gurelesque. And of course we’d be remiss to not mention Dodie Bellamy’s touchstone, The Barf Manifesto, and the trails of reflexive vomitous feminine writing this has inspired. We also want to investigate the idea of kindness/gentility and how this is often misconstrued as weakness, are there ways for fierceness and gentility to coexist? We would like to expose strong female voices and the difficulties they sometime face in terms of critical reception.

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Dodie Bellamy

California College of the Arts
Dodie Bellamy’s latest book is Cunt Norton, from Les Figues Press. Her chapbook Barf Manifesto was named best book of 2009 under 30 pages by Time Out New York. Other books include the buddhist, Academonia, Pink Steam, The Letters of Mina Harker, and Cunt-Ups, which won the 2002... Read More →
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Megan Kaminski

Associate Professor, The University of Kansas
Megan Kaminski is a poet and essayist. She is the author of two books of poetry, Deep City (Noemi Press, 2015) and Desiring Map (Coconut Books, 2012), with a third book Gentlewomen forthcoming from Noemi Press (2020). She is an associate professor in the University of Kansas' Graduate... Read More →

Lee Ann Roripaugh

University of South Dakota
Lee Ann Roripaugh is the author of three volumes of poetry: On the Cusp of a DangerousYear, Year of the Snake (2004 Association of Asian American Studies Book Award winner), and Beyond Heart Mountain (1998 National Poetry Series selection). Roripaugh is a Professor of English at The... Read More →
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Anne Yoder

Anne K. Yoder is a staff writer for The Millions and a member of Meekling Press. Her writing has appeared in Fence, Bomb, and Music and Literature, among other publications, and an excerpt from her novel is forthcoming in MAKE.

Thursday September 26, 2013 9:00am - 11:00am MDT
UMC Gallery University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

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