"...There is no work of literature that is not the fruit of tradition, of many skills, of a sort of collective intelligence. We wrongfully diminish this collective intelligence when we insist on there being a single protagonist behind every work of art."   

—Elena Ferrante, The Paris Review, Spring 2015

T H A N K   Y O U :

Kathy Acker | Gloria Anzaldúa | Romy Ashby | Margaret Atwood | Mariama Bâ | Lori Barbero | Aphra Behn | Kate Blackwell | Cindy Blackman | Nellie Bly | Jane Bowles | Emily Brontë | Octavia Butler | Anne Carson | Angela Carter | Arika Casebolt | Pema Chödrön | Sandra Cisneros | Lucy Corin | Elizabeth Cotten | Susan Bernofsky and Jenny Erpenbeck | Elena Ferrante | Jennifer Firestone | Esther Forbes | Janice Galloway | Charlotte Perkins Gilman | Nadine Gordimer | Barbara Guest | Kathleen Hanna | PJ Harvey | Noy Holland | bell hooks | Keri Hulme | Zora Neale Hurston | Frida Kahlo | Bhanu Kapil | Maxine Hong Kingston | Natsuo Kirino | Clarice Lispector | Audre Lord | Bernadette Mayer | Carson McCullers | Toni Morrison | Harryette Mullen | Herta Müller | Yannick Murphy | Eileen Myles | Maggie Nelson | Flannery O'Connor | Grace Paley | Jayne Anne Phillips | Claudia Rankine | Dorothy Richardson | Christine Schutt | Lore Segal | Ntozake Shange | Sei Shōnagon | Eva Sjodin | Susan Sontag | Gertrude Stein | Vi Subversa | Agnès Varda | Janet Weiss | Eudora Welty | Phillis Wheatley | Joy Williams | Virginia Woolf