Judy Grahn

“The first poem I read by Judy Grahn was ‘A Woman is Talking to Death.’”

“I probably read ‘Edward the Dyke’ first.”

“Oh, yeah, me too.”

“Then I read Another Mother Tongue and discovered we had a culture that went back centuries.”

“I loved Another Mother Tongue. The perfect title for what her book gave us. Did you read The Highest Apple?

“What’s that?”

“I think she said it started as a chapter of Another Mother Tongue but it was so long it turned into a book. It’s about Sappho, and Gertrude Stein and how lesbians and poets and poetry intertwine.”

“We are a poetic people.”

“It’s in our name”