Welcome to Trivia: Voices of Feminism, issue 11
Are Lesbians Going Extinct?
Trivia 11, edited by Lise Weil and Betsy Warland, the longest issue we've published to date, features twenty-one writers responding—in powerful, often edgy prose and poetry—to the question "Are Lesbians Going Extinct?".
|Sima Rabinowitz||INvisible OUTline|
|Verena Stefan||We Live as Two Lesbians|
|Lauren Crux||Dinosaurs & Haircuts|
|Sarah Schulman||To Be Real|
|Arleen Paré||Coming into Word|
|Renate Stendhal||Matteo—Prince of Paris|
|Urvashi Vaid||Ending Patriarchy: Political Legacies of the 1970s Lesbian Movement|
|Erin Graham||The Revolution is the One who Begins Again|
|Bev Jo||Always a Lesbian|
|Elana Dykewomon||Walking on the Moon|
|Elizabeth X||Women Alone…|
|Lyn Davis||No One Lives her Life|
|Monica Meneghetti||Coming out of the Straitjacket:
Sapphism as Creative Space
|Betsy Warland||Oscar of Between|
|Chocolate Waters||Jill Johnston:
The Audacity of Dyke
As an organizing principle for this issue, we decided to cluster texts which we (as the editors and first readers) see in some kind of conversation with each other. These clustered conversations pace your reading experience and enable you to easily enter the conversations that appeal to you. Some of our conversational clusters have a lot in common yet approach the shared topics from distinct perspectives. In other conversations, the pieces appear to have less in common, yet their adjacency brings a more faceted understanding to the subject at hand. It's rather like a party—which we wish we could host with all of you attending!
PUBLICATION OF THIS TWO-PART SERIES WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY A GENEROUS GRANT FROM KIM CHERNIN AND RENATE STENDHAL IN THE NAME OF EDGEWORK BOOKS
For a whirlwind tour of our site, first check out our current issue with its wealth of writing and imagery dedicated to the question "are lesbians going extinct?" If you’re intrigued, next try the TRIVIA archives, which is divided into two sections. In the first section, Trivia: Voices of Feminism, you'll be able to read the past seven issues of our online journal, in their entirety. In the second section, Trivia: A Journal of Ideas, you'll find a list of authors and titles for each of the 22 issues of Trivia published from 1982 to 1995, with information on how to order.
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Lise Weil, editor
Betsy Warland, guest editor
Please note that with this issue, Lise Weil is stepping down as Trivia's editor. We are very much hoping that an editor, or editors, will step up to take her place and assure the continuation of this critical venue for feminist thought. Please see box at bottom of editorial page.