The Belladonna Elders Series
with Cara Benson & Jayne Cortez
2009 • 82 pages • ISBN: 978-0-9823387-2-8 • $15 • Poetry
For this special series Belladonna* published a limited edition, series of eight perfect-bound books. Each book is an anthology and a conversation between the guest curator and the elder(s) she hosts.
2009 marked the tenth anniversary of the Belladonna* mission to promote the work of women writers who are adventurous, experimental, politically involved, multi-form, multicultural, multi-gendered, impossible to define, delicious to talk about, unpredictable, and dangerous with language. Belladonna* has featured over 150 writers of wildly diverse age and origin, writers who work in conversation and collaboration within and between multiple forms, languages, and critical fields. As performance and as printed text, the work collects, gathers over time and space, and forms a kind of conversation about the feminist avantgarde: what it is and how it comes to be. The anniversary Elders Series is a continuation of this conversation, which highlights the fact of influence and continuity of the ideas, poetics, and concerns we circle through.