Sharon Thesen answers the Canlit moralists

“If you can’t take the heat, stay out of the kitchen,” was the advice given to me once when I was upset about being vilified for voting for a strike…

Anthologies’ Diasporas, by Sharon Thesen

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A Codebook for Frances Boldereff, by Sharon Thesen

A CODEBOOK FOR FRANCES BOLDEREFF Sharon Thesen “…how goddamn unhappy do we get before we start to wake up?” —FB Frances Boldereff is known by…

Sharon Thesen to Dispatches, 21 October 2016, on Minera, the miner’s song

Hi Dispatches, Minera is just stunning–she sings them out of that underworld, makes them/their reality, appear.  I was so touched, so moved–and also…

Guest Dispatch #2 – On strife, by Sharon Thesen

More than it is necessary, or beautiful, strife is common. Strife takes up a tremendous amount of our time and energy; and it isn’t only “men” who…

Charles, Frances, Ralph, and me, by Sharon Thesen

The recent fracas that followed an audience “question” about how Black Mountain College could call itself progressive when it was patriarchal,…