on peminology…

Melinda Luisa de Jesús is Woman Warrior IX and Woman Writer of the Bay!


“Another aspect of my collection of poems, peminology, is the role of family and how our first relationships mold us for better or for worse throughout our lives. Exploring how family inheritances are sources of joy and sustenance but also of deep/hidden pain is a theme that connects my work as a whole.” (Woman Warrior IX)

“My work infuses much of my research and teaching about girl cultures, politics and identity. I also think humor can engage folks in political or “politicized” poetry so that it’s not easily dismissed as mere polemic (for the record I believe that all language is political). Along with humor I like the element of surprise in a poem…” (Roundtable: Women Writers of the Bay)

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