Tags » Dorothy Allison

Dorothy Allison on How America Devalues Those Who are 'Other'

At Lenny, Kaitlyn Greenidge interviews Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard out of Carolina, on growing up poor, finding her voice, overcoming the stigma of poverty, and… 189 more words


Meditations for Queer Femmes -- Be the Loved Version

“Let me tell you a story,” says Dorothy Allison in her book, Two or Three Things I Know for Sure. “If I could convince myself, I can convince you. 431 more words


WST 101 Section 4: Response Paper

Two or Three Things I Know For Sure

Quiet and consuming,
A dark flame that burns,
Devours the flesh.
A cage,
Strong and unbending.

1,733 more words

Language and Syntax in the Classroom

The day after the 2017 Boston Marathon, the marathon’s sponsor, Adidas, sent an email to participants who completed the race. The subject line read, “Congrats, you survived the Boston Marathon.” … 990 more words

American Literature

Southern Gothic Fiction

More than a year ago, I entered a short story contest called something like the Southern Gothic Fiction Revival prize. I had no real thought of winning the contest. 191 more words


Bastard out of Carolina

I had a wonderful Sunday evening. I laid on the couch finishing Bastard out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison, drinking a beer and snuggling with the cats in the glow of the Christmas Tree! 183 more words