Femmeinine Frills (and Thrills)

February 23, 2009

Below is the Homofactus Press press release for Visible: A Femmethology.

Homofactus Press Releases Visible: A Femmethology, the Only Two Volume Anthology Devoted to Femme Identity

Visibile: A Femmethology, Volumes One and Two

Edited by Jennifer Clare Burke

Price: U.S. $19.95

Volume One ISBN-10: 0-9785973-4-6

Volume One ISBN-13: 978-0-9785973-4-4
Volume Two ISBN-10: 0-9785973-5-4
Volume Two ISBN-13: 978-0-9785973-5-1

"Femmethology is essential—a roadmap of Femme Nation, an index, an anthropology, a manifesto, and a googleology." - Dorothy Allison, Bastard Out of Carolina


"I feel like I just ate stars, my body and its gender readjusting to the supernova questions, queries, answers, and truths in these pages. I am so grateful for this book - as a transman, as a femme, but mostly as a human being who values femininity, good writing, and the powerful brilliance that shines at the intersection of both." - Scott Turner Schofield, Two Truths and a Lie


"[Visible: A Femmethology] is an absolute tribute to the depth and power of Femme. In these essays, you will see Femmes explode the idea of Femme on many levels, both in personal and public spaces. These pieces insist that Femme is a position of self-empowerment, that being Femme is about finding one's voice and being unafraid to use that voice in radical ways." - Christina De La Rosa, Conference Chair of Femme 2008, and Jessica Eve Humphrey, Conference Coordinator of Femme 2008


Homofactus Press proudly announces that Visible: A Femmethology, the only two-volume anthology devoted to femme identity, is coming in March. Visible: A Femmethology calls the LGBTQI community on its prejudices and celebrates the diversity of individual femmes. Award-winning authors, spoken-word artists, and new voices come together to challenge conventional ideas of how disability, class, nationality, race, aesthetics, sexual orientation, gender identity and body type intersect with each contributor's concrete notion of femmedom.

Visible: A Femmethology is the latest work from Homofactus Press, a publishing house dedicated to creating complex works for complicated people.


Publisher Jay Sennett is thrilled with Burke's book: "This collection is already the talk of the femme community, and it's worth every bit of the attention it's receiving and then some!"


Burke: "As a queer femme, I was reassured and relieved by the strong, unique, fearless, complex viewpoints in these essays. I saw peers who couldn't - and frankly wouldn't - play by any perceived status quo rules for How to be Femme, How to Look Femme, How to Act Femme, and so forth. I found individuals who were just as concerned about disability rights, body politics, transphobia, class differences and biphobia. I found writing that dissects the impact of race and national identity on queer politics as well as the politics of marriage, sex work, sexism and misogyny in our communities. Through editing Femmethology, I realized I wasn't alone."

Jennifer Clare Burke has been editing for academic and business purposes and instructing writing for sixteen years. Jennifer will edit the new edition of Queer Shorts to be released by Homofactus Press in 2010. Her book, A Life Less Convenient: Letters to My Ex, will be re-released by Homofactus Press in 2010.

Contributors:
Alex Holding . Alisa Lemberg . Allison Stelly . Allison Wonderland . Amy André . Ann Tweedy . Anna Watson . Ariel McGowan . Asha Leong . August Nightingale . Brook Bolen . Caitlin Petrakis Childs . C.T. Whitley . Carol Mirakove . Cherry Bomb . Clairanne Brown . Daphne Gottlieb . Darrah de jour . Emjāen Fetherston-Power . Gina de Vries . Hadassah Hill . J.E. Franet . JD Dykes . Jennifer Cross . Josephine Wilson . Joshua Bastian Cole . J.C. Yu . Julie Jordan Avritt . Katie Livingston . Katrina Fox . Kimberly Dark . Kpoene' Kofi-Bruce . Leah Lakshimi Piepzna-Samarasinha . Leslie Freeman-Dykesen . Lisa Papez . Lucy Marrero . Margaret Price . Maria See . Maura Ryan . Mette Bach . Miel Rose . Moonyean Grosch . Peggy Munson . Rachel Hurst . Ryn Hodes . Sand Chang . Sascha Elise Cohen . Sassafras Lowrey . Serena Mawulisa . Sharon Wachsler . Sheila Hart Nelson . Sherilyn Connelly . Sinclair Sexsmith . Stacia Seaman . Tara Hardy . Traci Craig . Yael Mishali


Click on the cover image in the book column on your right to go directly to the pre-ordering page.

Happy reading!

Curiouser and curiouser,
Allison Wonderland

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