"Sanctuary of the Psychic Life": Why poetry matters in the Trump Era

Given the D-list lineup Trump’s team managed to pull together, it’s easy to see why many people believed our 45th president would choose to mark his entry into the highest office in the land with the help of some random dude on the internet.

Remarkable Acts: Han Kang's latest novel pays tribute to those killed in the Gwangju Uprising

Throughout the book, Han raises the question of what it is that allows groups of people to commit such remarkable acts—both of violence and of bravery.  Read more »

My President Loves to Read

When Obama talks about the power and meaning that he has gleaned from books, I hear the words of every person I’ve ever known who loves to read. Read more »

Stars Within Our Reach: Dava Sobel's Latest Book Honors the women of the Harvard College Observatory

The Glass Universe reads like a series of biographies linked by science and women’s rights, and its stories span more than a century. Read more »

Bad Things Milo Yiannopoulos Has Done, In Case His New Publisher Cares (Just Kidding, They Totally Don't Care)

While I wish this book deal was a stunt, a mainstream book publisher actually believes Yiannopoulos’s words are worth publishing. Read more »

Bitch's Best Books of 2016

How many of the Bitch community's best books of 2016 have you read? Read more »

It's Jane's House—We Just Live in It: Brontë, feminism, and the gothic tradition

The themes and tropes Jane Eyre combined so brilliantly—patriarchy and male control, female dopplegangers, and, of course, gothic houses—remain ever-present in literature and popular culture. Read more »

Ambition Condition: Women, writing, and the problem of success

By not owning up to her ambitions—whether they’re in the public or private realms—a writer feeds the machine that discounts the aspirations and talents of all women writers. Read more »

Good Looking Out: Siri Hustvedt's New Essay Collection is an Exercise in Interdisciplinary Curiosity

Hustvedt dispenses with illusions of academic objectivity and doesn’t hesitate to share her thoughts and feelings throughout these pieces. Read more »

2016 Reading Challenge: 50 Books by Women of Color

If you don't seek out new voices, it's easy to fall into reading books primarily, if not solely, by white authors. Read more »

Kathleen Collins's Posthumous Short story collection "Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?" is a long overdue treasure

Collins never avoids complexity or difficult emotions; she’s unafraid of ambiguity, and her stories don’t provide easy conclusions or simple interpretations. Read more »

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Demanding the Impossible: Walidah Imarisha Talks About Science Fiction and Social Change

Before she was a poet, journalist, documentary filmmaker, anti-prison activist, and college instructor, Walidah Imarisha was fascinated with... Read more »

A Look at How Media Writes Women of Color

Nearly every Saturday morning, feminists of color hold Twitter discussions taking a deeper look at issues, such as gender violence. It’s the best... Read more »

Mock & Awe: Janet Mock on truth-telling, community building, and writing the story she had been waiting for her whole life.

Mainstream media does a pretty horrendous job of telling the stories of trans people, often focusing on the details of their transition and...

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Know & Tell: The literary renaissance of trans women writers

"By morning a familyof baffled new bodiescaress one another in the sun& each by each,we teach...

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