Sinister Wisdom’s newest Sapphic Classic, A Generous Spirit: Selected Work by Beth Brant, releases into the world today. All of the Sapphic Classics are special to me, but this one repays an important debt from my youth.
It’s time that we live in a world where people are judged by their worth, not their gender. It’s that belief that fuels my work.
A gifted writer and skilled editor, Toni Morrison helped build the foundations on which African American and women’s literature have flourished
As a systems change consultant, Shah has asked tough questions about domestic violence against women—and the relationships between structural, state, community and interpersonal violence—and then provided transformative research and strategies. Shah’s poetry asks hard questions, too.
I am a Spanish-speaking chica, born and raised in Panama, one among dozens of primos, tíos and tías, role models when mothers failed and fathers died—a world I left and haven’t left. My own book is about to be born. It’s an expression of me—an excavation of memory and return to the soil of “la […]
Today we mourn the passing of Toni Morrison—a beacon who shined light on the truth and inspired the world by giving voice to Black women’s triumphs and tribulations. She touched our hearts, inspired our pride and moved us to action.
Please spread the word to feminist poets: If you’re writing about what you’re witnessing, what you’re living and what haunts you, we invite you to send your work to Ms. Muse for consideration.
The title is perhaps melodramatic—but publishing a quarterly periodical means that occasionally there is scrambling to pull together an issue. This is particularly true when the journal, like Sinister Wisdom, is an all-volunteer enterprise.
“Sometimes stories live within us, and then the events around us stir up narratives that we think we have forgotten.”
“We’re here for the duration. We have to continue, we have to keep going. We have to lift people up with our thoughts, actions, our work.”