YES, BLP! http://www.blacklawrence.com/statement-regarding-elizabeth-ellen/
Denial continues: http://www.hobartpulp.com/web_features/nbsp-bow-down-bitches-or-what-makes-a-catchy-headline-an-interview-with-elizabeth-ellen
Friday, November 21, 2014
I am having a difficult time determining how to create a Conceptual Poetry piece speaking out against sexual assault. I was going to use a text by a semi-famous someone whose books, in the guise of fiction, are actually details of their crime. However, large parts of the book were written by the survivor, too, which means I ethically can't do an omission of that text. It one thing to do what Reddy did with Voyager, but when the survivor is a part of that text, I can't. I thought about using the "open letters" as a way to create an omission work. Really, my words and work are pale in comparison to the survivors who are SPEAKING OUT with their AMAZING vulnerability. I just want to write a book that says YOU ARE AWESOME!, and WE SUPPORT YOU! to them.