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!

Selections from Sequoia Maner, Mahogany L. Browne, Veronica Golos, JP Howard, and Zanzooba Magdoos – Finalists for our Poetry Contest

February 25, 2015
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The following 5 pieces were finalists for our 1st TFW Poetry Contest, judged by Evie Shockley. Please click the above link for an audio recording of “Black Boy Contrapuntal” by Sequoia Maner. Sequoia Maner is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin. She received her Bachelors...
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Poetry by Honorable Mention finalists Shevaun Brannigan, Coco Owen, and Kimberly Reyes

February 18, 2015
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2 poems by Shevaun Brannigan . In Response to Learning the Lego Line of Female Scientists was Limited Edition On the line of female Legos that will continue to be produced: “In a sad and metaphorical twist, the male can drive cars, run, and hold tools. The female minidolls can’t move their...
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Poetry by deborah brandon

February 11, 2015
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on my modern maidenless voyage, i’m stitched onto the sky. the boy next to me on the plane spills his sugar all over the boy beside him. me. a window funneling fire. . AND IT IS WRITTEN: by my mouth. orlando’s neck. hair close-cropped. my fingers in home traveling beside her stranded necklace it’s...
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Poetry by Jos Charles

February 4, 2015
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. BOTTOM FEED   to demand is to be wet with so many eyes.   i wanna be dickfucked in the face until my dough face fucks right off.   sucking is so essential it’s the opposite of significance. like ‘world’ or ‘culture’ or ‘internet.’   it’s fucked up and ableist i know but...
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3 poems by Tamiko Beyer

January 28, 2015
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Water stilled is not a dying sound   One bee clambers into a rose, then another—together they bump and buzz the bloom heavy with pollen and pollen collectors. Legs swollen sacks of sweet. I lumber their shape against my tongue, all desire in my bumble body. Under the sun’s eye, I am a shadow...
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Poetry by runner up Camonghne Felix

January 21, 2015
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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
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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
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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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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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