R275. Power and Page Count: Publishing the Other Gender

Room 101, Western New England MFA Annex, Level 1
Thursday, February 27, 2014
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


Why is "difference" in publishing still a key word? What separates the genders on the page anyway? And where and how do women get the nerve? They keep hopping right back into the center of "Ye Old Testosterone Ring." More importantly: after getting kicked out of the circle so many times, what does a "Ring of Their Own look like"? Four female editors of print and/or online presses and journals discuss the literary landscape.



Susan Yount is publisher of Arsenic Lobster and madam of the Chicago Poetry Bordello. She founded Misty Publications, works fulltime at the Associated Press, teaches at The Rooster Moans Poetry Coop, and co-writes the Rebellious Women in Poetry column. Her recent chapbook is Catastrophe Theory.

Kelly Boyker is the founding editor of Menacing Hedge. Her poetry has appeared in numerous print and web journals. Her chapbook Zoonosis is forthcoming in 2013.

Kristy Bowen is a writer/visual artist and the author of several books, chapbooks, and zine projects. She lives in Chicago, where she runs dancing girl press & studio, which creates a series of open and limited edition chapbooks by women authors.

Margaret Bashaar is the founding editor of Hyacinth Girl Press, co-founder of the TypewriterGirls Poetry Cabaret, and author of the chapbooks Letters from Room 27 of the Grand Midway Hotel and Barefoot and Listening. Her work has also appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies.


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