Kate Millett, the brilliant scholar, writer, and artist, tore the roof off mainstream thought of the day with the publication of her Columbia University PhD dissertation, Sexual Politics (1970). Heralded by P. T. Clough as “the first book of academic feminist literary criticism” it stood patriarchy on its head, infusing the second wave of the women’s liberation movement (misconstrued and backseated by most mainstream media as ‘women’s lib’) with lots of energy for the long haul. ~ yours truly, df
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keeping in mind the words of the poet Pierre Joris, ". . . I make the arrogant claim that the poet is possibly the last, in Robert Kelly’s words, ‘scientist of the whole… to whom all data whatsoever are of use.’ . . . The prerogative of the poet is to steal directly whatever is of use, without needing to theoretically kowtow via analysis, explicatio, critical cloning or proof of pc allegiance."