Feminist icon CALYX Press has dedicated forty years to publishing the work of women writers, amplifying diverse voices, and creating a dynamic and inclusive literary space. Memories Flow in Our Veins commemorates the CALYX legacy and their contribution to the landscape of literature, while exploring the perennial themes of place and politics, aging and caregiving, and discovery and self-reckoning.
Featuring poetry and fiction by some of the most renowned and decorated women writers of the past four decades, Memories Flow In Our Veins is a triumphant showcase of the work published by CALYX Press through the years.
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LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
Ursula K. Le Guin
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Monique De Varennes
Frances Payne Adler
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I picked up Memories as a way to step outside what I've been reading lately, and I have to say, I am SO glad I did. Powerful from start to finish, Memories collects intensely personal moments in the lives of women from various walks of life. I was captured and held hostage for several riveting hours by the experiences of these women. They charmed me with their writing and made me alternately happy and sad with their stories of triumph and hardship. This book is a lot of things: personal, political, emotional, analytical, passionate. I found threads of familiarity and paths to new understanding within these pages, and I am grateful to have found this little gem of a book.
I was interested in this compilation because it contained several authors that I already knew I liked and a few that I was curious about. This probably speaks to my reading preferences in general, but I absolutely loved every one of the longer short stories (especially “Light Skin” and “Cabeza”). However, I think that there is a little bit of something in it for everyone, thanks to the variety of subjects and literary mediums. It was also nice how the poems and short stories were organized by theme, so that if I want to go back in and read things again, I can cater what I read to my mood. I will say that I noticed that very few works seemed to look to the future; most were focused on memories (whether fictional or not). Because the compilation is so focused on women’s issues, as a female reader I suppose I had wanted to finish it on a little bit more of an optimistic note.