If you support Pussy Riot and their bloody fight for women’s rights in Russia, you will love F Letter, the newest isolarii book of poems from the badass artists putting their lives on the line for women’s equality.
F Letter is edited by exiled poet Galina Rymbu (pictured above) with help from Eugene Ostashevsky and Ainsley Morse. They note that the book “assembles the feminist poets who have palpably changed the Russian language over the last decade. Against the backdrop of state violence and oppression, this is electric dissent in pursuit of a democratic, egalitarian future. A lexicon for revolution worldwide.”
The F in F Letter stands for Ф-письмо, a feminist platform for art and literature worth checking out, too.
Read the foreword for this by Eileen Myles here:
Female anger is dead serious. Female anger is funny. To put something on a teeshirt doesn’t mean it’s any less true. To think it could be there too instead of brilliantly being in a poem in this book. This small elegant book. So many of my best lines were hatched in the midst of talking to myself, in the day, all day and launching it in the world.
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