Category Archives: Rape, intimate violence, & related issues

Lines That Didn’t Make The Cut: Ruth’s Story

Trigger warning: These lines describe the sexual exploitation of a young woman. Ruth’s Story It wasn’t like I showed him anything he hadn’t seen before. Besides, he took the ones with clothes, the good ones, only if I did a … Continue reading

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Repost: Domestic Violence Has Always Been a Current Running Through My Life

Going through some old emails, I recently came across the name of the woman I talk about in the beginning of this post, in whose escape from her abusive husband I played a small role. I remembered this post, which I wrote … Continue reading

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Woman Says Bill Clinton Sexually Assaulted Her in 1980s

Former TV reporter says Bill Clinton sexually assaulted her in 1980s – CBS News We’ll probably never know for certain, especially with something that took place all those years ago. And maybe new evidence will emerge which changes things. But … Continue reading

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A Launch Party, Some Other Upcoming Events, and Publication News

Upcoming Events It’s been a while since I’ve posted here—I’m hoping to get back to more regular blogging soon—but June is coming and I have a lot to tell you about, starting with Ghostbird Press’ 2016 launch party, which will be … Continue reading

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A Video of the First US Launch Reading for Veils, Halos & Shackles

Note: the poems in this video deal with sexual violence. This reading, which took place at the Long Island Writers House on April 17th, was truly powerful. It was a privilege to be the first reader among such fine poets. I hope you’ll take a … Continue reading

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No, Sexism By Police Is Not A Solved Problem

In response to someone claiming her reports of harassment have been cavalierly dismissed by police, tumblr user Brazenautomaton wrote: Crimes with female victims are more likely to be investigated, prosecuted, and result in conviction. Period. Across the board. This is … Continue reading

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“The List” – People on the “sexual offenders” list for acts committed when they were children

DuBac is on the sexual offenders list for something she did at age ten. One morning during her junior year, DuBuc returned to her room from psychology class to find a yellow Post-it on her door: “We know you’re a … Continue reading

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Publication News: Two Days Left to Preorder Veils, Halos & Shackles

I am normally more on top of these things, but somehow the email letting me know about the special pre-order discount ($14.95, which is $10 off the cover price) on Veils, Halos & Shackles: International Poetry on the Oppression and … Continue reading

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Spotlight Is an Important Movie. If You’re a Survivor of Sexual Violence, You Might Not Want to See It Alone

Last night, my wife and I went to see Spotlight, the new movie starring Michael Keaton that tells the story of his character, Walter V. Robinson, and team of journalists he led at The Boston Globe in that paper’s coverage … Continue reading

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Jessica Jones Discussion Thread (Warning, spoilers)

(Here there be spoilers.) I really liked “Jessica Jones,” the new Marvel show (available in 13 streaming episodes on Netflix). Is this the most feminist interpretation of a superhero ever done? It just might be, both for having tons of … Continue reading

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