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There Is No World Without Women

Every day is International Women’s Day! Happy International Women’s Day! There is no world without women, and there is no art, literary or otherwise, without these women and many more:
Kathy Acker, Renata Adler, Anna Akhmatova, Roberta Allen, Hannah Arendt, Rae Armantrout, Ingeborg Bachmann, Djuna Barnes, Dodie Bellamy, Margo BerdeshevskyMargo Berdeshevsky, Aase Berg, Kate Bernheimer, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Elizabeth Bishop, Sarah Blackman, Jenny Boully, Jane Bowles, Lucie Brock-Broido, Christine Brooke-Rose, Octavia Butler, Mary Caponegro, Leonora Carrington, Anne Carson, Angela Carter, Suzanne Césaire, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Alexandra Chasin, Maxine Chernoff, Kim Chinquee, Jane Ciabattari, Hélène Cixous, Colette, Wanda Coleman, Lucy Corin, Jayne Cortez, Lynn Crawford, Gillian Cummings, Susan Daitch, Ruth Danon, Lydia Davis, Annie DeWitt, Helen DeWitt, Debra Di Blasi, Emily Dickinson, Joan Didion, Annie Dillard, H. D., Rikki Ducornet, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Marguerite Duras, Danielle Dutton, Deborah Eisenberg, Carol Emshwiller, Thalia Field, Eva Figes, Kass Fleisher, Janet Frame, Janice Galloway, Anne F. Garréta, Nikki Giovanni, Louise Glück, Jaimy Gordon, Susan Griffin, Barbara Guest, Jessica Hagedorn, Donna Haraway, Lyn Hejinian, Eva Hesse, Noy Holland, Jenny Holzer, Fanny Howe, Susan Howe, Erica Hunt, Zora Neale Hurston, Kim Hyesoon, Shelley Jackson, Shirley Jackson, Elfriede Jelinek, Bhanu Kapil, Rosamond S. King, Hilma af Klint, Yayoi Kusama, Ann Lauterbach, Violette Leduc, Janice Lee, Ursula K. Le Guin, Louise Wareham Leonard, Stacey Levine, Robin Coste Lewis, Clarice Lispector, Layli Long Soldier, Audre Lorde, Mina Loy, Valeria Luiselli, Eimear McBride, Joyelle McSweeney, Joyce Mansour, Katherine Mansfield, Micheline Aharonian Marcom, Carole Maso, Bernadette Mayer, Cris Mazza, Anne Michaels, Janet Mitchell, Ursule Molinaro, Marianne Moore, Tracie Morris, Toni Morrison, Thylias Moss, Granaz Moussavi, Harryette Mullen, Laura Mullen, Herta Müller, Lenina Nadal, Suniti Namjoshi, Marie NDiaye, Maggie Nelson, Lorine Niedecker, Anaïs Nin, Dorthe Nors, Alice Notley, Alissa Nutting, Silvina Ocampo, Aimee Parkison, M. NourbeSe Philip, Alejandra Pizarnik, Sylvia Plath, Vanessa Place, Gisele Prassinos, Lia Purpura, Ann Quin, Dawn Raffel, Claudia Rankine, Victoria Redel, Ariana Reines, Adrienne Rich, Dorothy Richardson, Laura Riding, Michèle Roberts, Mercè Rodoreda, Avital Ronell, Fran Ross, Joanna Russ, Pamela Ryder, Sonia Sanchez, Sappho, Nathalie Sarraute, Leslie Scalapino, Lynda Schor, Christine Schutt, Andrea Scrima, Ntozake Shange, Mary Shelley, Sei Shōnagon, Leslie Marmon Silko, Ali Smith, Patricia Smith, Tracy K. Smith, Lisa Russ Spaar, Anna Joy Springer, Gertrude Stein, Susan Steinberg, Laurie Stone, Marlene Streeruwitz, Terese Svoboda, Cole Swensen, Melanie Rae Thon, Marina Tsvetaeva, Dubravka Ugrešić, Joanna C. Valente, Luisa Valenzuela, Mai Der Vang, Rosmarie Waldrop, Anne Waldman, Marjorie Welish, Quintan Ana Wikswo, Diane Williams, Christa Wolf, Uljana Wolf, Virginia Woolf, C.D. Wright, Can Xue, Monica Youn, Marguerite Young, Lidia Yuknavitch, Zitkala-Sa, Leni Zumas, and Unica Zürn.

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About John Madera

John Madera's fiction may be found in Conjunctions, Opium Magazine, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His criticism may be found in American Book Review, Bookforum, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, and many other venues. Recipient of an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University, John Madera lives in New York City, where he runs Rhizomatic and manages and edits Big Other.
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