As a part of our commitment to publishing and advocating for women whose work—boundary-defiant and subversive—may be at the margins of mainstream arts and literary culture, Siglio has created this page devoted to the work of female artists and writers that we publish.
Since the 1960s Dorothy Iannone has been seen as a pioneering spirit against censorship and for free love and autonomous female sexuality. She continues to go her own way without compromise, artistically and conceptually.
Melinda Wilson interviews Lisa Pearson at VIDA: “The Count is a tonic to complacency, dispelling the notion that we will make progress without unambiguous action. It is a critical, multi-use tool: a disquisition with concrete impact. It’s about awareness and outrage, leverage and accountability, as well as about inspiration and activism.”
“It is almost that” evokes the humming state of the not-quite-this-and-not-quite-that, a state that conjures an awareness of what accepted categories cannot contain, what familiar taxonomies cannot order, what one medium cannot express, what a single language cannot circumscribe.
A stunning portrait of a woman for whom the distance between the ordinary and extraordinary, the ecstatic and the desolate, coherence and inscrutability, loneliness and embrace seems to collapse. She is, in the multiple layers of her construction, absolutely authentic.
Life? or Theater, excerpted in It Is Almost That, traverses three generations of Salomon’s family history during the decline of the Weimar Republic and the rise of the Nazis.