RAPE JOKE, the forthcoming chapbook from Amy Silbergeld, is available for preorder now! Releasing on 5/28/13 on Tired Hearts Press, RAPE JOKE is the third collection in our 2013 campaign. You can check out a sample poem at TiredHearts.com.
“RAPE JOKE is about rape culture, and recent dialogue in the media etc. in America about rape and sexual violence… the shame/humiliation around rape…a woman is raped and is DEFINED by it (“RAPE SURVIVOR!”) but it is also something that a lot of the country doesn’t understand so there have been all these idiot men who have never experienced rape sort of defining rape for the American people. I read a lot about the Dora case study and also read creative work that responds to it.
I’m really interested in how consensual BDSM (esp. consensual objectification of women, rape fantasies esp.) intersects w/ trauma and fem. very common for those w/ trauma history to get into BDSM. also BDSM with a female submissive/bottom is really problematic to a lot of feminists.
Mark Strand told me that we work out all of our fears via sex, to think about relationship between sex and fear. I was on this Bataille thing and obsessed with sex and death (and I’ve always loved Woody Allen and a lot of sort of existential dark humor or whatever) but Mark said it wasn’t death it was FEAR. I also had someone I was involved with say that how we interact (all people) is about our fears and how they work together. That is the concern of the book, really: our fears and how they work together.”
This is the third release my chapbook press is putting out. Please at least read over the author’s statement and see if it’s something worth your time - my suspicion is strongly that it is.
Tired Hearts Press is doing some important work right now. Very proud to be associated with them and their mission.
This is what I was trying to work on for the past two years but can’t seem to write even one poem about …Source: tiredheartspress
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