Are Women & Animals Real?

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Exploring intersections of "the animal" & "the feminine" as an investigation of their reality: a poetic research project. Curated by Michelle Detorie. Send submissions/suggestions to femmeferal [at] gmail [dot] com.

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When her kiss transforms the Beast, she is furious.

"You should have warned me! Here I was smitten by an exceptional being, and all of a sudden, my fiance becomes an ordinary distinguished young man!"

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the 1909 play Beauty and the Beast:  Fantasy in Two Acts by Fernand Noziere, the very first published version of the story where the Beauty is disappointed when the Beast transforms into a human at the end. (via corseque)
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ARISTOCRAZY FALL/WINTER 2014

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larkreadingsatstudiogrand:

Michelle Detorie reads at Lark/Grand April 12, 2014.

Michelle Detorie lives in Santa Barbara, CA, where she edits Hex Presse and works at Santa Barbara City College. Recent works include the chapbooks Fur Birds (Insert Press, 2012), Ode to Industry (Dusie/Playful Rectangle, 2009), How Hate Got Hand (eohippus labs, 2009), Bellum Letters (Dusie 2008), and A Coincidence of Wants (Dos Press, 2007). In 2007, Michelle was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts literature fellowship, and in 2010 she won a direct-to-artist grant from the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative for her public art project, The Poetry Booth. Her first full-length collection, After-Cave, is forthcoming from Ahsahta Press in September 2014. Her current project, The Sin in Wilderness, is a book-length erasure poem-project about love, animals, and affective geography. http://www.daphnomancy.com/

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Disney's The Little Mermaid (Cute Kitten Version) →
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Kristen Bell's Sloth Meltdown →
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HBO's GIRLS Parody - CATS →
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Mean Girls Parody - Mean Cats →
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VIDEO: Dolphins crash California surfing competition Sunday  →
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ninjagiry:

can we talk about this lady please? How she was an elderly, single woman who literally left all of her property to her cats and how the artists could have just made her a stereotypical crazy old cat lady but instead they made her absolutely fabulous and graceful and she still twirls in front of her mirror like she’s pretending to be a princess at age 60/70/80-something?

ninjagiry:

can we talk about this lady please? How she was an elderly, single woman who literally left all of her property to her cats and how the artists could have just made her a stereotypical crazy old cat lady but instead they made her absolutely fabulous and graceful and she still twirls in front of her mirror like she’s pretending to be a princess at age 60/70/80-something?

(Source: maudit, via bellesbookshelf)

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