Calling all feminist writers, poets and artists: the We’Moon call for submissions for the 2016 calendar is out! This is your chance to show the world your dynamic creations, your chance to inspire the next generation of feminists.
Author Archive | LavenderPoet
Lambda has announced its finalists for all manner of writing awards. And Love is in the air for poets, especially lesbian poets. For a list of the winners in all categories, see the announcement as published in the Washington Post. The poets represented are not your normal every day poets. These poets hold awards and […]
Lorraine Hansberry swept the American dramatic world with her poetic dramas, and continues to exert immense influence on the position of lesbian lovers in American society. This duality is nowhere more apparent than in “The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window”, a very powerful play of prejudice, politics and ideals.
I wanted a special kind of lesbian love poem. I wanted poems that weren’t pornographic, yet still captured the joy and beauty of romance. I wanted poems with … the memories … the fantasies … the hopes and dreams … all of it. A muse came and sat on my shoulder, and so we began. […]
ohmygoodness. How can I deal with a possible lesbian love poet, one who has literally rooms full of manuscripts and thousands of letters and slews of poems? It gets even harder when the poet has been an internationally recognized Pulitzer Prize winner, and crowned one of the most astonishing poets of the 20th century. Most […]
Gertrude Stein was genuinely unique, a gutsy old gal who defied rules of sexuality to live as a lesbian, who defied rules of poetry to write new styled poems. For years Ms. Stein has baffled me, and many others. Her poetry was considered too obtuse, too unobtainable by mere mortals. Then I “got” it. Gertrude […]
There is no question that Elizabeth Bishop was a great poet, and a lesbian. The hard part is putting “Love” into the equation. Bishop certainly had all the qualifications for being considered a Great Poet: The 1956 Pulitzer Prize for “Poems: North and South/ A Cold Spring” 1970 National Book Award for “Complete Poems” Harvard […]
Emily Dickinson truly came alive. As my fingertips touched the creases of the envelope in the image, the soul of this incomparable lesbian love poet shot magical currents through my whole body. I don’t ever recall getting a physical reaction to a book like I had with “Emily Dickinson: The Gorgeous Nothings”. But it was […]
The perfect Christmas gift for lesbians and other women — spectacular new books and poems, and art created just for you. These are the gifts that say “I love you”.
Dear Ms. Jeanette Winterson, (for I know not whether to address you “O magnificent writer/ poet of romantic lesbian tales” or The Great Deceiver), You tricked me. You played with my emotions. You led me down a garden path of supreme romance. And then you threw a bowling ball in my gut. It hurt. I […]
Once in a while I feel inspired to write a little love poem , and that indeed happened when I read Cynthia Rucryst’s charming love story in her book “In Each Darkness”. The Women’s Movement of the late 20th century is one of those landmark times in herstory, a time when women stepped forward to […]
I see the colors and lines of Amy Lowell’s love poems, and hear their rhythms too. For she was one of the foremost Imagist poets of the early 20th century. These were poets who captured a moment, a thought, a glance, and set it down in words. Lowell’s exquisite poems sometimes captured the ecstasy of […]
Every year I search for an inspired calendar/ datebook, one for women, one with poetry and stunning images. One that makes me feel like I can conquer the world. (Note: If you would like your art or writing to be considered for the 2016 We’Moon Calendar, check out the announcement here.) How in heaven’s name […]
I finally got to read a few of my own romantic lesbian poems to a group of friends. Sharing one’s own work is always a dilemma, so I finally opted for one of my personal favorites. I chose a simple love poem. I don’t know where the idea for this poem even came from — […]
How does a whole weekend with fantastic lesbians, great food, great song, huge smiles, and even a touch of poetry sound? Well I just had a weekend like that, AND it even included some roller coaster white water river rafting. Just a great, great weekend. This trip was organized by SheShe Travel, a west coast […]