Julie R. Enszer

Julie R. Enszer is the author of four poetry collections, including Avowed (Sibling Rivlary Press, 2016), and the editor of OutWrite: The Speeches that Shaped LGBTQ Literary Culture (forthcoming from Rutgers University Press), Fire-Rimmed Eden: Selected Poems by Lynn Lonidier (forthcoming), and Sister Love: The Letters of Audre Lorde and Pat Parker 1974–1989 (2018) and The Complete Works of Pat Parker (2016), both from A Midsummer Night’s Press. Enszer edits and publishes Sinister Wisdom, a multicultural lesbian literary and art journal.

Julie R. Enszer

Features

Remembering the Queer Literary Conferences of the 1990s

Between 1990 and 1999, eight national OutWrite conferences convened, first in San Francisco, then in Boston, gathering gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer literary luminaries for a weekend celebrating literary culture. Initially, OUT/LOOK, the glossy national gay and lesbian magazine that published from 1988 until 1992, organized these gatherings of writers, editors, readers, and activists; […]

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Reviews

on My Autobiography of Carson McCullers by Jenn Shapland

In her ground-breaking, best-selling book Writing a Woman’s Life (1988), feminist Carolyn G. Heilbrun describes four ways to write a woman’s life: autobiography, fiction, biography, and an unnamed way in which “the woman may write her own life in advance of living it, unconsciously, and without recognizing or naming the process.” Bringing insights from feminist […]

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