A kind of feminist manifesto in our collection "To."
“The chattes are everywhere in this book. Their names are sprinkled across its pages, but more than that, their influence can be felt in all my ideas, and in the rhythm and body of my words. They are the single biggest influence on my own feminism, which is a shared feminism (I hope), and this book is nothing if it is not a kind of feminist manifesto (I hope). Much of the work here is about me trying to reconcile our shared feminism with my evolving into motherhood, a journey that sometimes represented some contradictions for me, but in the end turned out to be an enriching, complex layering of my feminism, like plants growing together in a garden. Feminism, for me, is always becoming, never still, always self-critiquing, sprouting and blooming, dying, becoming seed again.”
Poetry. Essay. Women's Studies.
Lily Robert-Foley is an Associate Professor of English in the South of France where she lives with her partner and two-year-old son. She is the author of Jiji, a novel in prose poems and conceptual writing (Omnia Vanitas Press, 2016), Money, Math and Measure (Essay Press chapbook series, 2016), m, a book of poetry- critique-collage (Corrupt Press, 2013), and graphemachine, a chapbook of visual poetry (Xerolage, 2013). She also translates poetry and has released two book-length translations by Claude Ber and Sophie Loizeau, both as part of the "To" series. She is a member of Outranspo, an international group of experimental translators.