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February 10, 2012


Don't forget Bertha Harris, Sally Gearhart, June Arnold, Jill Johnston, Kathy Acker, and other delightful radicals...

High-five to that, spiky!

See page x of the introduction: "This book is about gay male writers and not lesbian writers. I chose this focus reluctantly, but I needed to simplify an already complicated story. Also, lesbian literature has its own dynamic and history. It needs its own historian." Quite frankly, I knew I was not qualified to do that job. Jewelle Gomez and others have pointed out that a sister book needs to be written, and I agree. You are very smart and well read. It might be a project you'd want to pursue.

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