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Characters Ö PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Carmen Gimenez Smith Adding to the Latina tradition Carmen Giménez Smith politically aware and feminist oriented focuses on general cultural references rather than a sentimental personal narrative She speaks of sexual politics and family in a fierce determined tone voracious in its opinions about freedom and responsibility    The author engages in mythology and art history musically wooing the reader with texture and voice As she references such disparate cultural figures as filmmaker Lars Von Trier Annie from the film Annie Get. As an undergraduate with a major in Women’s Studies second wave feminism was at the core of my education I read theory by white American feminists from Betty Friedan all the way up to Susan Faludi In classes I watched the original 1979 film Killing Us Softly and several of the updated versions throughout my years of coursework Writers such as Adrienne Rich and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick had a lasting impact on my writing and fostered in me a desire to critiue binary representations hegemony and patriarchy – of course And yet while I found the occasional text by Audre Lourde tucked into my course readers I began to feel critical of the overwhelming American middle class whiteness of the work I was studying and participating in I was given words like first wave second wave and third wave to help me verbalize my anger and frustration with what I felt was a lack of inclusion or intersectionality in my Women’s Studies program However even with a BA in Women’s Studies I was not introduced to seminal “second wave” feminist writers of color such as Gloria Anzaldúa or bell hooks until graduate school These women were a revelation to me as were third wave feminists like Rebecca Walker Here were women doing work to address the lived experience of poor women women of color non hetero non gender conforming people And yet I was and still am often discontent with theorizing that defines feminism in terms of waves To me this paradigm implies burst of action on the part of women followed by long drawn out lulls of inaction It implies an ebb and flow or even an ultimate progressive neo liberal forward movement I resist such blunt theories as simplistic even as I tend to align myself fully with third wave feminists who have done much to address intersectionality race class and gender I admit to feeling a bit of strange guilty resentment when I read in the second section of her book Milk and Filth “An agitator hold her sign up asking do you feel eual so you and your sisters deride her because she’s so public about injustice so second wave” 31 In an interview Giménez Smith explained “I fancy myself of a throwback feminist; I’d like to bring back the look at your cervix parties and neighborhood consciousness raising groups because I think we’ve lost sight of the most basic goal of feminism eual rights for women” Blue Milk She can be simultaneously scathing and funny in her critiue of third wave feminists and their “earings Ugg boots removable tramp stamps” 31 In “Juicy Couture” the speaker asks “Make me an outfit with mutable bloom an envy magnet” 52 But she is not simply deriding young women or pointing out how easy we might have things how consumer culture has convinced us that euality exists that there is nothing to fight for She is instead underscoring the importance of vigilance and of recognizing that prevalent systemic violence against women can be cloaked in “a fabric that changes the subject” 52 Giménez Smith does acknowledge the historical problems of feminism She details “I also feel like historically the interests of feminism haven’t completely embraced the kinds of class and race issues that emerged for women of color and so I’m interested in a inclusive feminism That means that when I perform or speak as a feminist it is as a feminist of color” Superstition Review This stance is ingrained in each of her “Gender Fables” which seek to retell the stories of women from a variety of mythic spaces – the bible literature celebrity folklore and ancient Greece These fables include much maligned figures such as Malinché and La Llorona Giménez Smith transforms them from one dimensional villains into women with desires fears ambition and failures Malinché is n

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Milk Filth Characters Ç 0 ✓ Adding to the Latina tradition Carmen Giménez Smith politically aware and feminist oriented focuses on general cultural references rather than a sentimental personal narrative She speaks of sexual politics and family in a fierce determined tone voracious in its opinions about freedom and responsibility    The author engag Your Gun Nabokov’s Lolita facebook entries and Greek gods they appear as part of the poet’s cultural critiue    Phrases such as “the caustic domain of urchins” and “the gelatin shiver of tea’s surface” take the poems from lyrical images to comic humor to angry intense commentary On writing about “downgrading into human” she says “Then what Amorality osteoporosis and not even a marble estuary for the ages”     Giménez Smith’s poetic arsenal includes rapier sharp wordplay mixed with. I really liked the expressive mythopoetic creative story telling here I wanted a little poetry though I felt like Parts of an Autobiography especially didn't uite do enough with language But that's definitely my own response There is a ton here to like even if it is sometimes document testimony than lyric

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Milk FilthHumor at times self deprecating at others an ironic comment on the postmodern world all interwoven with imaginative language of unexpected force and surreal beauty Revealing a long view of gender issues and civil rights the author presents a clever comic perspective Her poems take the reader to unusual places as she uses rhythm images and emotion to reveal the narrator’s personality Deftly blending a variety of tones and styles Giménez Smith’s poems offer a daring and evocative look at deep cultural issues. Brilliant I wish I'd written it Smart politically aware in love with vocabulary