“We teach women that love is the thing to strive for and I think that’s problematic.” – Ivelisse Rodriguez
Ivelisse Rodriguez’s debut short story collection Love War Stories is a 2019 PEN/Faulkner finalist and a 2018 Foreword Reviews INDIES finalist. She is the founder and editor of an interview series focused on contemporary Puerto Rican writers published in Centro Voices. She earned an M.F.A. in creative writing from Emerson College and a Ph.D. in English-creative writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Ivelisse’s book recommendation: Skin by Racquel Goodison
Also mentioned in this episode: Feminist Book Club ep. 27: Kali Fajardo-Anstine, author of Sabrina & Corina
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