Monday, May 7, 2012

VIDA's new blog: HER KIND

VIDA: Women in Literary Arts has launched HER KIND, a blog and online community-building forum for individuals interested in the discussion and perception of women’s writing.

HER KIND, inspired by the Anne Sexton poem of the same name, will highlight a wide range of writers, themes, and feature categories. Founded in 2009, VIDA is a national literary organization seeking “to explore critical and cultural perceptions of writing by women through meaningful conversation and the exchange of ideas among existing and emerging literary communities.”

Starting now, HER KIND, under the leadership of co-editors Rosebud Ben-Oni and Arisa White, will serve as an active demonstration of VIDA’s mission by promoting and curating conversations about writing by women that are often overlooked by other media outlets. In short, we at VIDA know women writers are smart. And we’ve had to be more than capable to make writing central in our busy lives. Just imagine the positive influence we’re bound to create when we come together as a community. HER KIND seeks to be as inclusive and as intersectional as possible.

Please join the conversation at

Also, dive into "21 Love Poems for Adrienne Rich," including work by Adrienne Su, Amy King, Ada Limon, Becca Klaver, Camille Dungy, Carmen Gimenez-Smith, Cate Marvin, Erin Belieu, Erica Moya, Erika Meitner, Katharine Varnes, Martha Silano, Margaret Ronda, Melinda Wilson, Metta Sama, Patricia Spears Jones, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Rachel Zucker, Tamiko Beyer, Tonya Foster and Wendy Walters.

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