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Aicha Lemsine on Gender Censorship

The most bitter opposition to women writers occurs when they move out of marked gender categories of discourse and trespass in areas considered outside of their realm. More

Edmund White on Gay Fiction

Once AIDS came along in 1981, gay writers were encouraged to back off from writing sex scenes. We weren’t supposed to awaken any sense of backlash against gays who… More

Zeyar Lynn Reads Two Poems

I have not written my history ... They have written my history, then they have airbrushed me from history. More

Galway Kinnell

Galway Kinnell: Nuclear Threat and Poetry

Poets, just like everybody else, have suppressed thoughts about this subject. And no wonder, because it is a subject that, the more you think about, the more hopeless you… More

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