Monday, December 23, 2013

Anthology Interview: Women Write Resistance

In a two-part blog post interview, Blood Lotus Editor Stacia M. Fleegal talks with Laura Madeline Wiseman, editor of Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence, an anthology in which over 100 women American poets "intervene in the ways gender violence is perceived in American culture" and includes an introduction that "frames the intellectual work behind the building of the anthology by describing how poets break silence, disrupt narratives, and use strategic anger to resist for change." Fleegal and Wiseman discuss poet-activists whose work influenced Wiseman, the process of publishing an anthology with a small press, the diversity of the authors in WWR, and the impact of such publications as being antagonizing or invigorating. In addition to this interview, Wiseman provides over two dozen videos of poets reading works from the collection.