Sunday, December 9, 2018

Book Your Stocking with Ann Tweedy

Book Your Stocking: December 9

One of the best ways to spend a Sunday is with Ann Tweedy. Lucky for everyone, Ann is here today to talk books, wishes, and stockings. 

Please welcome Ann to today's edition of your favorite wintertime book-suggestion series.


We're On: A June Jordan Reader

We’re On:  A June Jordan Reader
, June Jordan, ed:  Christoph Keller and Jan Heller Levi.

In my stocking this year, I’m hoping to get We’re On:  A June Jordan Reader (Alice James Books 2017).  I love Jordan’s poetry—her grittiness, her advocacy for racial justice and for sexual freedom, her plain spokenness.  As a bi poet, I consider her one of my foremothers and feel empowered by her explicit linking of bisexuality and freedom.  Jordan was extremely prolific, publishing over 20 books in her lifetime, so We’re On doesn’t include all of her work.  But 500 pages of poetry, prose, and letters will get me well on my way to becoming more intimate with Jordan’s work and poetics.

About today's reader:

Ann Tweedy
photo by Karen Wolf
Ann Tweedy is a poet and lawyer for Indian Tribes who currently lives in Pierce County, Washington.  She is the author of The Body’s Alphabet (Headmistress Press 2016), which won a Bisexual Book Award and a Human Relations Indie Book Award and was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and a Golden Crown Literary Society Award. Visit her website to learn more.


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