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By Sabrina Chapadjiev

A visceral examine the unusual entanglement of damaging and artistic forces, pass though This (a finalist for the 2008 Lambda Literary Awards) is a set of unique tales, essays, art, and images. It explores using paintings to outlive abuse, incest, insanity and melancholy, and the usually deep-seated impulse towards self-destruction together with slicing, consuming problems, and dependancy. the following, a few of our so much compelling cartoonists, novelists, poets, dancers, playwrights, and burlesque performers traverse the rigors and passions that may either encourage and wreck ladies artists, and mark a direction for survival. Taken jointly, those crafty reflections supply a good and hopeful trip via a woman's silent rage, during the energy inherent in struggles with destruction, and the consequent probabilities of remodeling that burning strength into the exterior free up of paintings.
With contributions by means of Nan Goldin, bell hooks, Patricia Smith, Cristy C. highway, Carol Queen, Annie Sprinkle, Elizabeth Stephens, Carolyn Gage, Eileen Myles, Fly, Diane DiMassa, Bonfire Madigan Shive, Inga Muscio, Kate Bornstein, Toni Blackman, Nicole Blackman, Silas Howard, Daphne Gottleib, and Stephanie Howell.

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