I’m honored to be featured in Les Femmes Folles (LFF) for their 2017 series of women artists. They do a custom interview and include artwork in each feature. My feature includes two found poems previously published in Wild Horses, Women on Fire by ELJ Editions: “Salvage great love at all cost” and “White.” The features are also compiled and printed in a collection annually.
Les Femmes Folles (LFF) is an organization and online journal that focuses on supporting artists of all genres who identify as female. It was founded and is curated by Sally Deskins. “Since April 2011 the LFF Blog has featured over 700 women in theatre, music, visual art, writing, performance art and feminist activism from around the world in various levels of their careers. LFF has also curated and hosted seven visual exhibits, over a dozen panels, readings and performances; and has published four anthologies of poetry, visual art and interview excerpts which are available at blurb.com.”
The features are wonderful exposure and customized to fit each artist/writer. I was pleased to be featured in 2016 as well and look forward seeing that interview/feature included in two books being published in 2017: Les Femmes Folles: The Women 2016 and Shake The Tree: A Poetry Anthology, Volume Three forthcoming by Brightly Press. LFF included two of my poems in my feature, “Waiting Around” and “Eurydice’s Cardinal.” Click here to read last year’s feature and interview.
Many, many thanks to Les Femmes Folles for all they are doing for women writers, artists, musicians, and performers. I so enjoyed the interview process with their curator Sally Deskins. Keep an eye on this organization–they are accomplishing great things!
Follow them on tumblr or Facebook to make sure you don’t miss more interviews coming in their interview series. Past interviews include the gorgeous work of artists Christine Palamidessi, Gao Rong, Roberta Masciarelli, and others.
I interviewed Deskins last year to learn more about LFF and how to submit to be featured.
DEADLINE: Always open (annual collections published yearly)
QUALIFICATIONS: artist/writer/musician/performer of any style, genre or level, that identifies as female
SUBMISSION FEE: None