Better late than never?
After a few weeks of rather intense discussion, it’s nice to have a week of poetry. D. Cole Ossandon’s two poems, “After the Third Wave” and “Challenging Your Textbook-isms” both deal with the question of identity and classification. Below the fold I offer you “After the Third Wave”:
AFTER THE THIRD WAVE by D. Cole Ossandon (p. 112)
The women who ran with the wolves
now run from the next generation.
Real or perceived,
for all or for some,
there’s a gap in the road.
Does anyone count after the third wave?
When it dissipates on the shore,
does another follow,
or is the sea now dormant?
Fight for the F words
Authority doesn’t want to hear me say, “Fuck.”
Friends don’t want to hear me say, “Feminism.”
I just wanted to take this week to thank all of you for continuing to read this series, and for the comments some of you have left on past threads telling me how useful this series is, as both a place for discussion and prodding to actually hunt down and read the book (please do!). If your local library system doesn’t have it and/or can’t inter-library loan it, you can purchase it directly from the Center for Policy Alternatives for $15.00 (Canadian).
Join me next Tuesday for reflections on Robyn Maynard’s essay “Fuck the Glass Ceiling!” (pp. 115-126).