‘A Simple Revolution’ ~ Poet Judy Grahn

Judy Grahn

Judy Grahn’s “Common Woman” poems in the ’60s and ’70s inspired a generation of lesbian feminists. Her 2012 book, “A Simple Revolution: The Making of an Activist Poet,” is part history, part memoir and a brilliant read. In 2014, she was SFPride’s Lifetime Achievement Grand Marshall. Marilyn profiled Judy in the 1982 NPR-funded series “By A Woman Writ,” and shares some of that in her interview. Airs 7pm PDT Thursday, Sept. 17 on kalw.org and 91.7fm. (First broadcast 2013)

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A Simple Revolution: Lesbian Feminist Poet Judy Grahn

Judy Grahn Out in the Bay Interview

Marilyn interviews lesbian feminist pioneer, Judy Grahn, whose “Common Woman” poems inspired the early 70’s feminist movement. Her new book, “A Simple Revolution: The Making of an Activist Poet,” is part history, part memoir.
Marilyn’s 1982 NPR-funded series “By A Woman Writ” profiled Judy and her work. This show will feature audio from that program of actors performing her words.  Judy is now Co-Director of The Women’s Spirituality Program at Sofia
University.

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