February 15, 2013 • Aunt Lute Books is delighted to report that Judy Grahn’s memoir, A Simple Revolution: The Making of an Activist Poet, has recently been reviewed by Lambda Literary Review. Julie R. Enszer writes “A Simple Revolution is a memoir to read and cherish” that “documents the life of a woman ‘faithfully serving that demon-lover: activist art.’”
February 8, 2013 • We are thrilled to report that LeAnne Howe has been awarded the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Native Writers Circle of the Americas and the 2012 USA Ford Fellowship.
In telling her life story, Grahn reflects on the profound cultural shifts brought about by the women’s and gay rights movements of the 1960s and 1970s. The “simple” revolution she recounts involved not just the formation of new institutions (the Women’s Press Collective, Oakland Feminist Women’s Health Center, A Woman’s Place Bookstore), but the creation of whole new ways of living, including collective feminist households that cut through the political and social isolation of women.
February 5, 2013 • Save the Date! We are pleased to announce that Judy Grahn will be reading from A Simple Revolution as part of the Poetry Flash Reading Series alongside Cheryl Dumesnil.