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Annie Adams Field – Lesbian Poet

Just as lesbians Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas had their sophisticated salon, so too did Annie Adams Fields and Sarah Orne Jewett. Both Fields and Jewett were lovely ladies, well educated in the classics and literature. If anything, Fields was the better educated and, in many respects, the better poet. Fields did not, however, […]

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Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz

Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz Poems

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz was so much more than a lesbian love poet. She was an incomparable member of the intelligentsia of early 18th century Mexico. She held a salon at her convent, attracting writers and philosophers from all over the western world. She was a child prodigy with words and Catholic liturgy. […]

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Love Poem Sent to We’Moon

Well, I actually did it.  I submitted not one, but four — yes, four — love poems to the We’Moon calendar project for 2015.  I have never submitted anything so much as a line of writing to any contest, so this one got my tummy bubbling.  Actually, I did a lot of speech-ifying in high […]

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Bilitis, the Sappho Hoax

Bilitis said she knew Sappho, truly one of the greatest lesbian love poets who ever existed.  She claimed to be a contemporary, a confidant of Sappho.  And she wrote some of the most lurid lesbian poetry yet written. All of this was quite scandalous in 19th century Paris, a city known for accommodating lovers. You […]

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