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Fiction

Ida Dehmel

Deeply enmeshed in German cultural life as a writer, salon hostess, and women’s rights activist, Ida Coblenz Dehmel found herself squeezed out of the very communities she had helped shape when the Nazis came to power.

Ida Dehmel

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Ida Dehmel.
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Ida Dehmel.

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Leslie Feinberg

A working-class lesbian, transgender activist, and communist, Leslie Feinberg became an important voice for lesbians of her generation with the publication of her powerful 1993 novel Stone Butch Blues.

Hanne Blank

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Hanne Blank.
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Hanne Blank.

Maxine Kumin, 1925 - 2014

It is thrilling to be celebrating Maxine Kumin as a Jewish women, for although Kumin was determinedly secular, she is for me a quintessential woman of valor, one who was both practical and compassionate, who in her life and her art followed the command “therefore choose life.” Among those of us who have been traveling in her wake for decades, she was and is a model of how to live, as well as how to write, courageously and sanely, with artistic craft and generosity, out of a profound love of our shared life.

Maxine Kumin, 1976

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Maxine Kumin on her farm in 1976.
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Maxine Kumin on her farm in 1976.

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Alicia Ostriker and Maxine Kumin

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Alicia Ostriker and Maxine Kumin.

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Alicia Ostriker and Maxine Kumin.

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Maxine Kumin

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Maxine Kumin on her farm in 2009.
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Maxine Kumin on her farm in 2009.


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Maxine and Victor Kumin

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Victor and Maxine Kumin.
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Victor and Maxine Kumin.


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Birth of writer Marisa Silver

April 23, 1960
"I write like a collagist might work. I piece together random things and try to find their underlying joins. I don’t assert meaning or purpose. I let all that emerge." - Writer Marisa Silver

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