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.
Musings about love, life and meanings, from places and events of a lesbian poet.
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.
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 […]
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”.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Oh dear. I’ve been pondering putting together some of my lesbian love poems into a little book to be titled “Sausalito Sunrise” and I am stumped. I honestly don’t think they are very good, but they are certainly better than I thought they would be when I began writing a few months ago. I think […]