Sleeping with One Eye Open: Women Writers and the Art of Survivalby Kallet, Judith Ortiz Cofer (Editor)
How do women writers cope with changes and juggle the demands in their already full lives to make time for their lives as artists? In this anthology, noted female novelists, journalists, essayists, poets, and nonfiction writers address the old and new challenges of "doing it all" that face women writers as the twenty-first century approaches. With eloquence,
How do women writers cope with changes and juggle the demands in their already full lives to make time for their lives as artists? In this anthology, noted female novelists, journalists, essayists, poets, and nonfiction writers address the old and new challenges of "doing it all" that face women writers as the twenty-first century approaches. With eloquence, sensitivity, and more than a touch of wry humor, Sleeping with One Eye Open relates positive stories from women who lead effective lives as artists, emphasizing how sources of inspiration, discipline, resourcefulness, and determination help them succeed despite the obstacle of "no time."
The title essay, Judith Ortiz Cofer's "The Woman Who Slept with One Eye Open," defines the collection. Cofer relates the ways in which a mythological story from her Puerto Rican culture gave her confidence and courage, encouraging her creative success and emphasizing the rewards of "women's
"What I find particulary satisfying about Sleeping With One Eye Open is the way the different women's voices and dialects and souls sing together in a powerful symphony of language. This anthology should be read by both women beginning to write as well as by those who are more established and want to feel connected to a larger community."Sue William Silverman, author of Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You, winner of AWP Award for Creative Nonfiction
"Well-written . . . All the essays will be inspiring to both active and would-be artists."Booklist
"Presents a wellspring of inspiration and encouragement for women who wrestle with satisfying their gift of word."ForeWord
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Meet the Author
Marilyn Kallet is a professor of English and director of the creative writing program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is the author of eight books, including How to Get Heat without Fire, and coeditor of Worlds in Our Words: Contemporary American Women Writers.
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