CWILA Links: Brand on Rich, noms de plume, and locked accounts.

September is here and summer is slowly inching out of our lives. It’s back to school for some or simply sweater season. In any case, I have some more links for you to read!

“To hear her voice is to hear all of her power gathered, all of her intelligence pressed to the page and passed on to you” — Dionne Brand responds to a recording of Adrienne Rich reading.

Paula Young Lee explains the racial history Michael Derrick Hudson ignored when he decided to pose as Yi-Fen Chou, a Chinese woman writer, in The Best American Poetry Anthology 2015.

Katy Waldman discusses Hudson and authorship with Timothy Yu.

Speaking of noms de plume, the elusive Elena Ferrante granted Vanity Fair an email interview in which she discussed how questions about her identity relate to critics’ desires to cordon off women’s writing.

Stacey May Fowles explains what it’s like to be a woman on the Internet and what is at stake with a locked account.

Over at Plenitude, Larissa Lai ambles through jam ismail’s work.

Roxane Gay and Erica Jong gave a keynote together and it became evident why intersectional feminisms are needed.

While this is technically a summer reading list, I still think it’s more than reasonable to add Jónína Kirton’s recommended 14 aboriginal women writers to your reading lists.

Did I miss something? I’m open to suggestions! Feel free to let me know what you’re reading and I’ll try to include it in our next dispatch. Email links to: links@cwila.com

– Adèle Barclay

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