We talked to Lisa Ann Markuson of NYC-based performance collective The Haiku Guys + Gals about her take on Western haiku, politics, and writing poems for senators, passerby, and revolutionary women. “If a poem cannot change the world, it can contort it into something we can understand.”
The following are a few essentials of feminist sci-fi literature (that is, science fiction books that dissect serious woman-centric issues under pretty, sci-fi packaging) for your reading pleasure. Hopefully you’ll find one that touches something within you as they have touched countless women before.
One of our favorite female multimedia dream queens, Nicolette Daskalakis, illustrated our favorite poems from her #FrenchGirlPoetry series. Dreamy, wry, and not afraid of heartbreak, Nicolette’s poetry speaks to the modern-day hopeless romantic in all of us.
My father used to be a painter and would encourage me to read into the lives of famous artists, whose works always surrounded us as if family portraits. These are a few picks of the reads that have impacted me the most, the ones I will always find myself drifting back to when in desperate need of inspiration, the ones I hope you find a part of yourself in too, with luck.
Modern Girl Kristen shares with us some of her favorite books and movies from a Sexual Identity & Culture course she took at her college.