Sinister Wisdom 121: Eruptions of Inanna

Sinister Wisdom 121: Eruptions of Inannais a new book from iconic lesbian poet and author Judy Grahn.

In her trademark lusciously erotic writing, Judy Grahn illuminates eight dramatic stories exploring the Mesopotamian goddess Inanna’s power and relevance for contemporary queer feminist audiences. Psychologically rich, morally and ethically exhilarating, passionate and full of life, these stories reimagine central western myths, including the book of Job and Gilgamesh with women and queer people as central actors. In every sentence, Grahn proves how revisiting origin stories is a vital world-making activity.

Purchase Sinister Wisdom 121: Eruptions of Inanna from our publishing partner, Nightboat Books.

Launch and celebration of Eruptions of Inanna on Tuesday, May 25, 2021

See Judy Grahn and Julie R. Enszer in conversation at the Saints and Sinner Festival:

Listen to Judy Grahn interviewed on Sweetbitter, a podcast about Sappho.

The Lexington Six and Lesbian Activism in Kentucky on Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Performance by Kimberly Dark on Tuesday, June 22, 2021


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