Resources

A SMALL LIST OF RESOURCES & PLACES TO START INDEPENDENT READING

Pop Magazines for Gossip, Theory, & Commentary with a Feminist Bent:

  • Bitch Magazine
  • MS Magazine
  • BUST Magazine
  • Jezebel Magazine
  • Luna Luna Magazine
  • Feministing
  • Salon (sometimes)
  • Rookie Magazine
  • XO Jane

Pop Magazines for Contemporary Literary Gossip, Theory, & Commentary:

  • HTMLGIANT (Now defunct– weird, eerie, & disjointed. Tread carefully.)
  • Montevidayo
  • Poetry Foundation
  • Poetry Foundation’s Hariet Blog
  • Luna Luna Magazine
  • Entropy Magazine
  • Pank Magazine
  • Coldfront Magazine
  • Heavy Feather Review

Feminist Theorists/Writers & Places to start:

  • Feminism is for Everybody by bell hooks
  • A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
  • Full Frontal Feminism by Jessica Valenti
  • Gender Trouble by Judith Butler
  • The Cyborg Manifesto
  • The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
  • Listen Up: Voices from the Next Feminist Generation, edited by Barbara Findlen
  • The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
  • The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf
  • The Madwoman in the Attic by Gilbert & Gubar
  • Where We Stand: Women Poets on Literary Tradition by Sharon Bryan

Literary Theorists/Literary Theory & Places to Start:

  • The Madwoman in the Attic by Gilbert & Gubar
  • The Anxiety of Influence by Harold Bloom

A Tiny List of Contemporary Creative Writing by Women That I Like
(Super-biased & poetry heavy: beware!)

  • Don Quixote by Kathy Acker (f)
  • Hyperbole & A Half by Allie Brosch (n)
  • Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay (n)
  • Pop Corpse by Lara Glenum (p/pl)
  • The Cow by Ariana Reines (p)
  • The Diaries of Anais Nin (n) (nsfw)
  • We Have Always Lived In The Castle by Shirley Jackson (f)
  • Trilogy by HD (p)
  • Helen in Egypt by HD (p)
  • The Hand Maiden’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (f)
  • Bluets by Maggie Nelson (n)
  • Jane, A Murder by Maggie Nelson (p)
  • Labor by Jill Magi (p)
  • Salamandrine by Joyelle McSweeney (f)
  • Human Dark With Sugar by Brenda Shaunghessy (p)
  • Practical Water by Brenda Hillman
  • One Big Self by CD Wright (p)
  • Killing Konoko by Hitomi Ito (p)
  • Someone Else’s Wedding Vows by Bianca Stone (p)
  • Your Invitation to a Modest Breakfast by Hannah Gamble (p)

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