Sinister Wisdom 81: Lesbian Poetry - When? And Now!

Lesbian Poetry - When? And Now!

Sinister Wisdom 81: Lesbian Poetry - When? And Now! believes that lesbian poets have been in dialogue with one another, directly and indirectly for decades. This issue brings together a variety of contemporary lesbian poets.

Special Features

Translation by Susan Hawthorne of "Fragment 16" by Sappho
Responses to "Fragment 16" by Susan Hawthorne
Eloise Klein Healy, and Catherine McNeil

Creative Work By

Judith Barrington
Tamiko Beyer
Sharon Bridgforth
Ching-in Chen
Elizabeth Colen
Sharon Deevey
Beatrix Gates
Jewelle Gomez
Elsa Gidlow
Carol Guess
Alexis Pauline Gumbs
Marilyn Hacker
Susan Hawthorne
Eloise Klein Healy
Joan Larkin
Audre Lorde
Anne MacKay
Janet Mason
Charlotte Mew
Pat Parker
Adrienne Rich
Muriel Rukeyser
Ruth L. Schwartz
Maureen Seaton
SJ Sindu
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Chocolate Waters


"Empowerment comes from ideas."

Gloria Anzaldúa

“And the metaphorical lenses we choose are crucial, having the power to magnify, create better focus, and correct our vision.”
― Charlene Carruthers

"Your silence will not protect you."

Audre Lorde

“It’s revolutionary to connect with love”
— Tourmaline

"Gender is the poetry each of us makes out of the language we are taught."

― Leslie Feinberg

“The problem with the use of language of Revolution without praxis is that it promises to change everything while keeping everything the same. “
— Leila Raven