Sinister Wisdom

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Sinister Wisdom is a multicultural lesbian literary & art journal that publishes four issues each year. Publishing since 1976, Sinister Wisdom works to create a multicultural, multi-class lesbian space. Sinister Wisdom seeks to open, consider and advance the exploration of lesbian community issues. Sinister Wisdom recognizes the power of language to reflect our diverse experiences and to enhance our ability to develop critical judgment as lesbians evaluating our community and our world.

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Crime Against Nature
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 24,720. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2017 by Sinister Wisdom. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian
Minnie Bruce Pratt’s Crime Against Nature was the 1989 Lamont Poetry Selection from the Academy of American Poets, which recognizes a poet’s second collection of poetry. This new edition includes an introduction by Julie R. Enszer, a new afterword by Pratt, a reprint of Pratt’s speech at the Lamont award ceremony, photographs of Pratt and her family, and a bibliography.

Books

Sinister Wisdom 101: Variations
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,820. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Biographies, Essay » Literature
Sinister Wisdom 101: Variations explores different variations of lesbian-feminism. The truth is that women have not stopped loving women, and there is no indication that phenomenon will ever go away, but the language and culture of those women remain as variable today as they were in the twentieth century.
Sinister Wisdom 97: Out Latina Lesbians
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,560. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Essays
It is an enormous pleasure to present Sinister Wisdom 97: Out Latina Lesbians, edited by Nívea Castro with Geny Cabral. Castro and Cabral have assembled an extraordinary collection of writing by Out Latina Lesbians including work by Janis Astor del Valle, Susana Cook, Alina Galliano, Alixa García, Marga Gomez, Cherríe Moraga, Monica Palacios, Bessy Reyna, and many more.
Sinister Wisdom 99: Pleasure
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,330. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Essays
Sinister Wisdom 99: Pleasure showcases new and returning writers to Sinister Wisdom. One of my pleasures is publishing our beloved lesbian-feminist writers, like Kitty Tsui and Cherry Muhanji, as well as newer writers like Denise Miller, Allison Berry, Sarah Neal, and many others. In this issue, you will find an array of incredible lesbian and queer writers.
Sinister Wisdom 95: Reconciliations
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,450. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Essays
Sinister Wisdom 95: Reconciliations is filled with creative and nourishing texts. Reconciling provocative work and opinions, Sinister Wisdom 95: Reconciliations responds to important facets in lesbian life and history.
Sinister Wisdom 89: Once and Later
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,670. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Gay & lesbian
Sinister Wisdom 89: Once and Later troubles the importance of time in lesbian life. Combining temporal designations of what once was, the present, and the future, Once and Later features two interviews; one of Joan Larkin, a veteran poet, by poet Sandra Tarlin, and another of filmmaker Catherine Crouch interviewed by Carolyn Gage, as well as great poetry, prose, and art.
Living as a Lesbian
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 22,350. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian, Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
Living as a Lesbian chronicles Clarke’s years of literary and political activism with anger, passion, and determination. The world is large in Living as a Lesbian but also personal and intimate. These poems are closely observed and finely wrought, with Clarke’s characteristic charm and wit shining throughout.
What Can I Ask: New and Selected Poems 1975-2014
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 113,090. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian, Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
Drawing on Dykewomon’s impressive body of poetry, What Can I Ask: New and Selected Poems 1975-2015 assembles into a single volume poems from Dykewomon’s three published collections as well as a selection of newer, uncollected poems. Dykewomon continues asking questions and reaching for answers, demonstrating the power of poetry to comfort and enrage, inspire and arouse.
The Complete Works of Pat Parker
Price: $14.95 USD. Words: 74,660. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
The Complete Works of Pat Parker includes Parker’s masterwork, Movement in Black, as well as Jonestown & other madness. Parker’s prose writing is collected in The Complete Works along with two unpublished plays and a number of previously uncollected poems.
Sinister Wisdom 90: Catch, Quench
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,140. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Essays
Let Sinister Wisdom 90: Catch, Quench catch you and quench your love of lesbian literature and culture! Catch, Quench explores the complexity of lesbians through stories on love, family, and conflict to conjure up your hunger for more—and satisfaction.
Sinister Wisdom 92: Lesbian Health Care Workers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 31,730. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Sex and health
Sinister Wisdom 92: Lesbian Healthcare Workers is a special issue that focuses on lesbian healthcare workers, and particularly nurses. Workers and recipients of lesbian healthcare come together to share their personal experiences through essays, poems, and other imagery that highlight systemic issues, and express gratitude to the healers within the lesbian community.
Sinister Wisdom 94: Lesbians and Exile
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,150. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Essays, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Sinister Wisdom 94: Lesbians and Exile confronts the challenges that face lesbians living where lesbian identity is still dangerous. Considering the many facets of exile and its relationship to lesbian identity, Lesbians in Exile, coedited by Joan Nestle and Yasmin Tambiah, addresses topics such as law and human rights, gender, ethnicity, culture.

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