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  • I mean, I don't want to be solely identified as a gurlesque poet, but I am totally interested in Lara and Arielle's thinking, really really happy to be in the anthol, honored to have my work engaged with critically wherever and whenever that happens, and excited about the work of all the poets included that I'm familiar with, and excited to read the ones I'm not.

    Are we buying the gurlesque?

  • My girlhood and adolescence were not at all like what is described in the writings; I think "gurlesque" makes the same mistake that Lacan critiques when he says, "there is no Woman."

    Are we buying the gurlesque?

  • They are releasing an anthology of 'gurlesque' writing in 2009 that will also feature Ariana.

    Lorraine Front and Center

  • For the record, the Hound is not buying the gurlesque.

    Are we buying the gurlesque?

  • What do you think the difference between the gurlesque and girlesque would be?

    Are we buying the gurlesque?

  • If the gurlesque has to do with the jouissance of the abject, then it's certainly not about moving forward.

    Are we buying the gurlesque?

  • I just don't buy the entire package that is the gurlesque.

    Are we buying the gurlesque?

  • I think one of the most insightful comments on the Gurlesque was made by my wife Joyelle Mcsweeney, who told Dodie Bellamy that the gurlesque was "the rejection of empowerment".

    Are we buying the gurlesque?

  • I doubt it's gurlesque, but if gurlesque is embracing the abject--as I've read--then certainly this part cuteness though, there is no cuteness here.

    Strange Bedfellows

  • This seems related to the gurlesque somehow, the way some younger women are using lyric agency to explode the expectations and "types" imposed upon them...

    Out of the Mouths of Babes


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  • I’m developing an aesthetic theory which I’m calling the Gurlesque (I’ll explain why a bit later), a theory which emerged organically from my reading a steady stream of books by women poets published in the last several years: women who, like myself, were raised during the feminist movement of the 1960s and 70s.

    Arielle Greenberg

    December 21, 2006