Live Through This

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2012-09-11
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
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A visceral look at the bizarre entanglement of destructive and creative forces,andLive Through Thisandis a collectionandof original stories, essays, artwork, and photography. It explores the use of art to survive abuse, incest,andmadness and depression, and the often deep-seated impulse toward self-destruction including cutting, eatinganddisorders, and addiction. Here, some of our most compelling cartoonists, novelists, poets, dancers,andplaywrights, and burlesque performers traverse the pains and passions that can both motivate and destroyandwomen artists, and mark a path for survival. Taken together, these artful reflections offer an honest andandhopeful journey through a woman's silent rage, through the power inherent in struggles with destruction, andandthe ensuing possibilities of transforming that burning force into the external release of art.With contributions by Nan Goldin, bell hooks, Patricia Smith, Cristy C. Road, Carol Queen, Annie Sprinkle,andElizabeth Stephens, Carolyn Gage, Eileen Myles, Fly, Diane DiMassa, Bonfire Madigan Shive, Inga Muscio,andKate Bornstein, Toni Blackman, Nicole Blackman, Silas Howard, Daphne Gottleib, and Stephanie Howell.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 9
Prefacep. 15
Long, Long Thoughtsp. 21
Lady Lazarus: Uncoupleting Suicide and Poetryp. 33
Fighting Fire with Acid Rain: A Story on Coming Downp. 43
A Little Hell Breaks Loosep. 53
Total Disaster: Sketching Sanityp. 71
Slash an' Burnp. 85
SHE'S LOST CONTROL AGAIN (Or How Alice Learned to Drive)p. 97
Double Trouble in the Love Art Lab: Our Breast Cancer Experimentsp. 111
Friends as Heroesp. 125
Rappin' My Wounds Toni Blackmailp. 135
The Artful Art of the Role of Art in the Ugly Art of Survivalp. 147
Weight Watcherp. 155
Rewriting the Scriptp. 169
Cello Speak: Exploring New Languages for Madnessp. 179
no more cryingp. 193
Self-Portraitsp. 199
Silent Body, Speaking Bodyp. 205
Art as Prayerp. 213
Live Through That?!p. 225
Creating Your Own Worldp. 231
2 pmp. 245
A Few Direct Questionsp. 253
Artist Resource Listp. 263
Resourcesp. 269
Acknowledgmentsp. 283
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