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Satellites Out Of Orbit
     

Satellites Out Of Orbit

by Chris Wind
 

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A unique collection of feminist prose and poetry in five sections: I. Epistles: epistles written by Eve, Cain's wife, Noah's wife, Delilah, the Queen of Sheba, Mary, and others - as if they were feminist II. Myths: the myths within the myths revealed - what might Pandora, Circe, Penelope, Eurydice, Persephone, the Gorgons, and

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A unique collection of feminist prose and poetry in five sections: I. Epistles: epistles written by Eve, Cain's wife, Noah's wife, Delilah, the Queen of Sheba, Mary, and others - as if they were feminist II. Myths: the myths within the myths revealed - what might Pandora, Circe, Penelope, Eurydice, Persephone, the Gorgons, and others have thought and done if they had not been the creations of a chauvinist patriarchy? III. Letters: letters that might have been written by Lady Godiva, Milton's daughter, Rubens' model, Mozart's mother, Freud's wife, Plato's students, and others - assuming a feminist consciousness IV. Soliloquies: soliloquies delivered by Juliet, Ophelia, Lady MacBeth, Kate, Desdemona, Regan, Miranda, and others - protesting the role given to them by Shakespeare V. Fairy Tales: the classic fairy tales retold - what would have happened if Gretel, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and others had been strong and critical girls and women living today?

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"...an excellent and much recommended pick for unique fiction collections." Michael Dunford, Midwest Book Review

"...I also love the idea of telling the story from the woman's perspective, especially when the woman is only mentioned in passing in the official story, or not mentioned at all although it is understood that such a woman must have been in the background of the story (I'm thinking of Noah's wife and Cain's wife in particular here). I'm excited to have discovered this, and can't wait to get a copy and read it." Shana - Tales of Minor Interest

"...not only dynamic, imaginative verse writing, but extremely intelligent and intuitive insight ... I know many actresses who would love to get their hands on this material!
As a Shakespeare director, I'm thrilled by the perspective which Chris' pieces provide of the plays and characters which they challenge - I believe these will be sought after by theatre companies which also do solid classical work, as new material for their audiences, embraced by a season of Shakespeare plays.
As a feminist, I'm excited by how these characters come alive and point up the perceptions and misperceptions that have shaped their literary and theatrical destinies.
As a dramaturg, I'm more than pleased to find modern playwrights who can write in heightened language and/or verse." Joanne Zipay, Judith Shakespeare Company, NYC

"Don't let unfamiliarity with Greek [and Roman] mythology put you off this one. A full, if biased, glossary is provided, and many of the hero(ine)s have been updated. ... It's doubly ironic in light of the tradition of using the Classics to turn upper-class boys into world leaders. ... No footnote is needed to explain "Bellerophon," for instance. Our collective inability to deal with sex is as obvious today as it was in ancient times: "So the way it's set up, / I'm supposed to say yes / and she's supposed to say no / - and that's rape. // and that's frightening." review, unnoted source

"...A welcome relief from the usual male emphasis in this area. There is anger and truth here, not to mention courage." Eric Folsom, Next Exit

"The voices you catch out of the old fairy tales are very impressive. I got quite attached to them." Fiddlehead

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781926891163
Publisher:
Magenta
Publication date:
12/01/2011
Pages:
306
Sales rank:
1,277,614
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

chris wind has degrees in Literature, Education, and Philosophy.

wind's prose has been read on CBC Radio and published in ACT, Alpha, American Atheist, The Antigonish Review, Canadian Woman Studies, event, Existere, (f.)Lip, Herizons, Hysteria, The Humanist, Humanist in Canada, Hysteria, The New Quarterly, Other Voices, Secular Nation, and Waves.

wind's poetry has been published in Alpha, The Antigonish Review, Ariel, Atlantis, Bite, Bogg, Canadian Author and Bookman, Canadian Dimension, Canadian Woman Studies, Contemporary Verse 2, The Free Verse Anthology, Girlistic Magazine, grain, Interior Voice, Kola, Mamashee, The New Quarterly, Next Exit, Onionhead, Poetry Toronto, Prism International, Rampike, Shard, The University of Toronto Review, The Wascana Review, Whetstone, White Wall Review, Women's Education des femmes, and three anthologies (Going for Coffee, ed. Tom Wayman; Clever Cats, ed. Ann Dubras; Visions of Poesy, ed. Dennis Gould). "Luncheon on the Grass" was the motive poem for an exhibit by Brooks Bercovitch and Colton at the Galerie Schorer, Montreal (1998).

wind's theatrical works have been performed by Laurel Theater (Maryland), Alumnae Theatre, Theatre Resource Center, Theatre Asylum, Buddies in Bad Times, and A Company of Sirens (all in Toronto).

chris wind has received thirteen Ontario Arts Council Writers' Reserve grants based on publisher and theatre recommendations.

chris wind was guest speaker at Clarkson Secondary School during Canadian Writers' Week (1992), panellist at the Canadian National Feminist Poetry Conference (Winnipeg, 1992), and featured in an article in The Montreal Gazette (1994).

Lastly, chris wind is listed in "Who's Who in Hell."
(probably because of "Faith", "The Great-Jump Off," and Thus Saith Eve)

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