Roundup! American Women of Colour

You'd think, with the hurricane, that I would have gotten a lot more reading done. You'd also be wrong. Yeah, no, my OCD was not having it with the read-n-relax mentality. We were totally fine, I swear, the weather did little more than make us very wet, but my brain was in a steady state…

Week Two: Native American, Immigrant, and Other Women of Colour

*With an important caveat: works by black women from around the world is the week four theme. Black American women will feature during that week. Coming up this week are American women of colour from all over the US, including Native American women and women with cultural histories from all over the world. Because I…

Week One: Canadian Women

Lana Del Rey sings Off to the Races in the distance. It's Week One of #SeptemberWomenPoets and my first theme is Canadian Women, naturally. It will go a little like this: Saturday: Wanda Campbell, LOOKING FOR LUCY Jill Battson, ASHES ARE BONE AND DUST Sunday: Wanda Campbell, KALAMKARI AND CORDILLERA Rita Joe, THE BLIND MAN’S…

SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE MASTERLIST

THE #SEPTEMBERWOMENPOETS  MASTERLIST Here's the alphabetical masterlist for September! I'll add to this post as needed, but otherwise there will be weekly "looking forward" posts on Saturday mornings (September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29) and weekly "looking back" posts on Sunday nights (September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30). There are thirty poets on this list---way…

SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE

SEPTEMBER WOMEN POETS That's the name of the September reading challenge I'm participating in, and it's just nine days from today. The challenge is a direct response to the Sealey Challenge, which has been taking place in August for several years now. Both are online---Twitter, specifically---and they're all about amping up your regular reading consumption…