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Lesbian Poetic Traditions: Judy Grahn, Julie R. Enszer, JP Howard, and Alicia Mountain

Dec 06 | Wed |
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In 1985, Judy Grahn boldly declared that lesbians have a poetic tradition and mapped it from Sappho to the present day in the groundbreaking book The Highest Apple. In 2023 the book is being reprinted as part of the Sapphic Classics series, which is dedicated to reprints of iconic works of lesbian poetry. Grahn revisits the original text, which situates poetry by Sappho, Emily Dickinson, Gertrude Stein, Adrienne Rich, Audre Lorde, and more as central to lesbian culture—and more radically as central to society as a whole.

Judy Grahn is joined by scholars and poets Julie R. Enszer, JP Howard, and Alicia Mountain to discuss the continued relevance and dynamism of Grahn’s seminal work.

Venue: New York Public Library - Stephen A Schwarzman Building

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