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By Sabrina Chapadjiev

A visceral examine the unusual entanglement of harmful and artistic forces, pass though This (a finalist for the 2008 Lambda Literary Awards) is a set of unique tales, essays, art, and images. It explores using artwork to outlive abuse, incest, insanity and melancholy, and the usually deep-seated impulse towards self-destruction together with slicing, consuming issues, and habit. right here, a few of our so much compelling cartoonists, novelists, poets, dancers, playwrights, and burlesque performers traverse the rigors and passions which can either inspire and spoil girls artists, and mark a direction for survival. Taken jointly, those crafty reflections supply a good and hopeful trip via a woman's silent rage, during the strength inherent in struggles with destruction, and the consequent chances of reworking that burning strength into the exterior unencumber of paintings.
With contributions by means of Nan Goldin, bell hooks, Patricia Smith, Cristy C. street, Carol Queen, Annie Sprinkle, Elizabeth Stephens, Carolyn Gage, Eileen Myles, Fly, Diane DiMassa, Bonfire Madigan Shive, Inga Muscio, Kate Bornstein, Toni Blackman, Nicole Blackman, Silas Howard, Daphne Gottleib, and Stephanie Howell.

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