The Butterfly Effect
The flap of a butterfly's wing in one part of the world can cause devastating storms on the other side, just as the word "lesbian"—a force full of vitality and world-changing creativity—can destroy families and bring down governments. Evoking the ancient worlds of pre-Vedic and Sapphic lovers, medieval jonglaresas, and nuns "fingering petals and hips," as well as the contemporary world of circuses, global politics, friendship, betrayal, and death, the poems in this collection fold in on themselves, exploding into concentric rings of meaning, rich in symbol and metaphor.
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note to sappho
in the prisons
love is an uprising
Acheron amazons ancient Anthology Australian Barbara birds body Book Building Babel Cathie Dunsford century Christina Rosetti climb co-edited companion lovers dance death dream explores Explosives and Love eyes Falling Woman fictions fingers flowers flying garden Gertrude Giti Thadani goblin goddess Greek hair hands India invented islands Jeanette Winterson Jenny Pausacker Jovette Marchessault Judy Grahn kiss language lavender hour Lavender Menace lesbian lesbian existence lesbian sexuality Lesbian Writings Lifting belly Lillian Faderman lives Melbourne memory Monique Wittig moon mother mouth Olga Broumas Passion petals poem poet poetry purple Queen Renate Klein ride Rita Mae Brown roses Sakhi Sakhiyani Sande Zeig Sappho Scintl Silence sing sisters Song speak spin story streets Suniti Namjoshi Surpassing the Love Susan Hawthorne Sydney tell there's tongue Unstopped Valerie Solanas Vita Sackville-West vulvas walk walls wave Wittig and Sande women words