ebooks

The ebook series at the Lesbian Poetry Archive publishes electronic edition of out of print books and chapbooks by lesbian authors. All ebooks are .pdf files and available for download. They are also rendered at the Lesbian Poetry Archive using issuu.

The first ebook in the series is Minnie Bruce Pratt's The Sound of One Fork. First published in 1981, The Sound of One Fork is available with a new foreword by the author and editorial notes. Click here to read The Sound of One Fork by Minnie Bruce Pratt. (Published September 2011.)
An excerpt from Pratt's foreword was featured as an article at Poetry Foundation. You can read it here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/article/243180

The second ebook in the series is Two Chapbooks by Stephania Byrd. Byrd published 25 Years of Malcontent in 1976 with the small publisher Good Gay Poets and self-published A Distant Footstep on the Plain in 1981. Both chapbooks are reproduced in this edition with an introduction by Julie R. Enszer and an afterword by Byrd. Click here to read Two Chapbooks by Stephania Byrd. (Published March 2012.)
Ms. Magazine's blog featured the publication of Two Chapbooks. You can read it here: http://msmagazine.com/blog/blog/2012/02/24/black-herstory-a-poetic-call-...
Harriet, the blog of the Poetry Foundation, highlighted the Ms. blog here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2012/03/ms-magazine-on-stephania...
Huffington Post feature on Two Chapbooks: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/julie-r-enszer/gone-but-not-forgotten-th_b...
Lambda Literary on Two Chapbooks: http://www.lambdaliterary.org/features/03/12/the-lesbian-poetry-archive-...

The third ebook in the series is it's like this by doris davenport. davenport published it's like this in 1981; the complete chapbook is now available with a new foreword by the author, an afterword by Lesbian Poetry Archive curator, Julie R. Enszer, and a collection of images from iconic lesbian-feminist journals. Click here to read it's like this by doris davenport. (Published September 2013.)
Huffington Post feature on it's like this: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/julie-r-enszer/doris-davenport-its-like-th...
Interview with doris davenport at The Feminist Wire: http://thefeministwire.com/2013/09/its-like-this-an-interview-with-doris...

The fourth ebook in the series is Narratives by Cheryl Clarke. Clarke published the first edition of Narratives in 1982 and the second edition in 1983. Narratives was the first book distributed by Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press. Both editions of the chapbook are available in this new facsimile ebook as well as a new introduction by the author. Click here to read Narratives by Cheryl Clarke. (Published July 2014.)
Huffington Post feature on Narratives: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/julie-r-enszer/rereading-cheryl-clarkes-_b...

The fifth ebook in the series is Love Song to the Warriors by Oriethyia. Oriethyia published the first edition of Love Song to the Warriors in 1977 and the second edition in 1978. The second edition of Love Song to the Warriors is the basis of this new facsimile ebook with an introduction by the curator of the LesbianPoetryArchive.org. Click here to read Love Song to the Warriors by Oriethyia. (Published May 2016.)
Huffington Post feature on Love Song to the Warriors: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/julie-r-enszer/revolution-at-hand-orieth_b...

Love Song to the Warriors by Oriethyia

Huffington Post feature on Love Song to the Warriors: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/julie-r-enszer/revolution-at-hand-orieth_b...

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Sound of One Fork by Minnie Bruce Pratt (electronic edition, October 2011)

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To download the .PDF directly, click here: http://issuu.com/julierenszer/docs/soofeeditionfinal/download or click on the first link below.

Two Chapbooks by Stephania Byrd - 25 Years of Malcontent and A Distant Footstep on the Plain

Read about Two Chapbooks by Stephania Byrd on the Ms. Magazine blog: http://msmagazine.com/blog/blog/2012/02/24/black-herstory-a-poetic-call-...

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it's like this, poems by doris davenport

it's like this, poems by doris davenport
Read about it's like this over at the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/julie-r-enszer/doris-davenport-its-like-th...
Interview with doris davenport at The Feminist Wire: http://thefeministwire.com/2013/09/its-like-this-an-interview-with-doris...
Other reviews and praise for it's like this: http://www.lesbianpoetryarchive.org/node/390
To download the .PDF directly, click on the first link below.

Reviews and Praise for it's like this

In the Winter 1982 issue of Motheroot Journal, Tanya Watkin's reviewed it's like this by doris davenport.

Heartfelt thanks to Sherry Stoll for sharing the scan of the original review.

Other praise for it's like this:
Cynthia Rose Howard wrote, "just read up to c.r. and 4/w's...my first intials...c.r. and it was healing...thank you for writing sharing being. GOD BLESS."
Jean Weisinger wrote, "Doris, read your interview love it!"
Judith K. Witherow wrote, "The re-release of doris davenport's poetry reads like words that have dripped from my pen. I asked my love of triple decades to read her poems. I wanted to see if what I saw was real or imagination playing tricks. She agreed we were sisters inked together. Maybe the fact that doris and I took root at separate ends of the Appalachians is the bond. North running to south allows words and water to run freely. Mid-wives and wimmin folk were the ones who shaped our life and learning. Whatever the reason--"it's like this" sure let love, leavin' and line by line learning a forever craving."

Narratives by Cheryl Clarke

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