Arts & Culture

The Feminist Wire is proud to publish outstanding works by established and emerging artists in our Arts & Culture section. We feature poetry, fiction, memoir, and drama, as well as visual art, film, design, and works that cross generic boundaries. Our Arts & Culture section showcases the works of artists at all stages in their artistic lives. Our “Spotlight” series features innovative work by celebrated writers, poets, and artists; our “Suites” series collects the works of several emerging artists thinking through similar themes. We also publish in several other formats, including genre-bending forms like the lyric essay, and short poems or flash fiction pieces on compelling feminist themes. We invite you to take a look, and submit your work!

Poetry by runner up Camonghne Felix

January 21, 2015
By
Camonghne

Google Search ………………………………………………………..Year: ‘02 ………………………………………………………………..radio; disney …………….Judy; Blume . …………………………………………..Hey; god; it’s; me; . ……………………………………………..cognitive; behavioral; therapy   …………..moby; dick ……………………………………..p;t;s;d …………………jesse; mccartney how; to; know; if; boys; like; you ………………………………..how; to; get; blood; out ………………………………………..how; to; know; if; girls; like; you lesbians; ………………………………………………….how; to; overdose ……………………how; to; make; yourself; quiet; forever ………………………………………………………………………………mute;  ...
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Excerpt from Dear Twin by Addie Tsai

January 21, 2015
By
addie

Prologue     Poppy wanted her back. She knew it was a fool’s mission. But, still. She had to try.       Poppy’s wall was lined with a white bookshelf her father made for her in the backyard one day. He’d built one for Lola too, identical to the one shoved against her...
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Poetry by contest winner t’ai freedom ford

January 12, 2015
By
t'ai

some said you were the spitting image of evil after Carrie Mae Weems   you became drum became washboard became hum became tincan became numb became cowbell became screendoor became dirtfloor became skillet became clothesline became dumb became plow became yardbird became heifer and bitch became wagon became hitch became bible became barbwire became...
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Winners and finalists announced for TFW’s 1st Poetry Contest

January 12, 2015
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Evie 2013 B&W gls

THANK YOU, dear TFW readers and writers, for sending us your work for the 1st Annual TFW Poetry Contest. Given the over 100 strong submissions, this was no easy selection process. So, after a lot of reading and thinking and reading again, we are absolutely thrilled to announce the winners and finalists, judged by the incredibly...
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3 Poems by Emily Carr

January 7, 2015
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yolk (v.) he’s gonna havta reach inside you. he’s gonna do it. you asked him to. he’s gonna tell you how old it is. he’s gonna decide when old is too. then you’re gonna wait. you’re gonna stand against the wall, in your paper gown. you’re gonna wait in line. wait for him to...
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Remembering and Honoring Toni Cade Bambara

November 27, 2014
By
Sanchez

Sonia Sanchez: What are we pretending not to know today? The premise as you said, my sister, being that colored people on planet earth really know everything there is to know. And if one is not coming to grips with the knowledge, it must mean that one is either scared or pretending to be...
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Hunger

November 26, 2014
By
Kwame Laughing Foto

They say you had the eye; they say you saw into people. They say you came before as shaman or bruja and returned as priestess; they say you were stonebreaker. But for me, you were a big sister feeling for a lonely brother with no language to lament, and you gave me more days, and more days. Yes, they could...
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Stroller (A Screenplay)

November 24, 2014
By
Black families and community

Roxana Walker-Canton: Natalie sits in her own seat in front of her mother and looks out the window. Mostly WHITE PEOPLE get on and off the bus now. The bus rides through a neighborhood of single family homes. A BLACK WOMAN with TWO WHITE CHILDREN get on the bus. Natalie stares at the children.
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I’ve Got Something To Say About This: A Survival Incantation

November 21, 2014
By
Kate Rushin
credit/copyright: Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Kate Rushin: I see the whole thing played out. I'm bludgeoned, bloody, raped. My story is reduced to filler buried in the back of the paper, on page 49, and I say, "No. No way."
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what is left

November 21, 2014
By
M. Nzadi Keita
photograph: ©Elizabeth Ho

M. Nzadi Keita: what you remember/ starts with a smile/ a raw edge/ a single snip/ from the someone dead
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  • Poetry by runner up Camonghne Felix Camonghne

    Google Search ………………………………………………………..Year: ‘02 ………………………………………………………………..radio; disney …………….Judy; Blume . …………………………………………..Hey; god; it’s; me; . ……………………………………………..cognitive; behavioral; therapy   …………..moby; dick ……………………………………..p;t;s;d …………………jesse; mccartney how; to; know; if; boys; like; you ………………………………..how; to; get; blood; out ………………………………………..how; to; know; if; girls; like; you lesbians; ………………………………………………….how; to; overdose ……………………how; to; make; yourself; [...]

  • Excerpt from Dear Twin by Addie Tsai addie

    Prologue     Poppy wanted her back. She knew it was a fool’s mission. But, still. She had to try.       Poppy’s wall was lined with a white bookshelf her father made for her in the backyard one day. He’d built one for Lola too, identical to the [...]

  • Poetry by contest winner t’ai freedom ford t'ai

    some said you were the spitting image of evil after Carrie Mae Weems   you became drum became washboard became hum became tincan became numb became cowbell became screendoor became dirtfloor became skillet became clothesline became dumb became plow became yardbird became heifer and bitch became wagon became hitch became [...]