Sunday, June 20, 2021

SMS / SMU : thank you and sources + Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons [A Long Dress]


So Many Silenced, So Many Unnamed

What is the current that makes machinery, that makes it crackle, what is the current that presents a long line and a necessary waist. What is this current.


What is the wind, what is it.


Where is the serene length, it is there and a dark place is not a dark place, only a white and red are black, only a yellow and green are blue, a pink is scarlet, a bow is every color. A line distinguishes it. A line just distinguishes it.

Tender Buttons [A Long Dress]

Gertrude Stein - 1874-1946


Main Sources

[additional sources for individual visual poems are quoted within the entry.]


Wikipedia list of women in the Bible

King James Bible Online


100 Dresses: The Costume Institute / The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Yale University Press, 2010.

Alice Connor, Fierce: Women of the Bible and Their Stories of Violence, Mercy, Bravery, Wisdom, Sex, and Salvation, Fortress Press, 2017.

April D. Deconick, Holy Misogyny

Why The Sex And Gender Conflicts In The Early Church Still Matter, Bloomsbury, 2011.

Lydia Edwards, How to Read a Dress. A Guide to Changing Fashion from the 16th to the 20th Century, Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.

Lindsay Hardin Freeman, Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter

Forward Movement, 2014, Fifth printing, 2020.

Sue Poorman Richards and Lawrence O. Richards, Women of the Bible: The Life and Times of Every Woman in the Bible, Thomas Nelson, 2003.


List of podcasts I listened to during the making of this work:


The Babel Tower Parish Radio

Chloë Proctor,  Sascha Akhtar, Sarah Dawson, JD House, Aaron Kent


Full House Lit Podcast

Chloë Proctor and Richard Capener


Between the Covers with David Naimon

Jen Bervin

Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Natalie Diaz – Part 1 and Part 2


Commonplace with Rachel Zucker

M. NourBeSe Philip


Penteract Press

Episode 24: Kate Siklosi, Gregory Betts, & Nasser Hussain



Thank you to the Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grant for Writers Program for funding So Many Silenced, So Many Unnamed. Thank you to the recommenders: Invisible Publishing and the New Quarterly. And a huge thanks to all the feminist activists, artists and writers of the past, present and future who are trying to make a world that is just and equal for all.


For those who are able to provide aid and support, please donate or assist your local women’s shelter, organizations fighting for gender equality, to world wide feminist organizations, pro-choice groups fighting for the autonomy of women over reproductive rights, such as the Abortion Right Coalition of Canada.


If you’d like to support an Ottawa based organization, I suggest Cornerstone for Women, which provides emergency housing and other support locally.


Thank you for your interest and support. I am honoured and grateful. 

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