Sinister Wisdom 86: Ignite


Sinister Wisdom 86: Ignite!'s purpose is to ignite lesbians everywhere. This issue features an article by Joanna Hoffman about lesbians in the world of spoken word poetry; a selection of spoken word poetry curated by Joanna Hoffman; book reviews over Noctilucent, A Lesbian Love Aadvisor, and When We Were Outlaws; and much more work written to ignite lesbians everywhere!

Creative Work By

Kyle Anne Bates
Betsy Brown
Sarah Brooks
Stephania Byrd
Susan DiPronio
Lisa Dordal
Camonghne Felix
Joanna Hoffman
Julie E. Justicz
Amanda Laughtland
Devi K. Lockwood
Natasha Miller
Charan Morris
C.A. Popovich
Nancy Santos
Shae Savoy
Aisha Sidibe
Vanessa Vitiello
Kate Yarrow
Martha Yoak

And More!

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"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