Desperate Living: A Lesbian Newsletter vol. 1, Issue 2

Title

Desperate Living: A Lesbian Newsletter vol. 1, Issue 2

Subject

Lesbian culture, Feminism

Description

A Baltimore-based lesbian newsletter that focuses on news, community events, creative writing, and organizations.

Source

Susan Hasalo Sojourner Collection, M539, Historical Manuscripts, Mississippiana, Special Collections, The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries.

Date

1973-07/08

Rights

Copyright owned by Desperate Living.

Format

Image/gif

Language

En

Type

Text

Original Format

Publication

Files

Cover of a newsletter. Printed text at top reads "Desperate Living a lesbian newsletter". Under that text is a sketch of three people with their backs to the viewer. They are wearing jackets that say "Desperate Living" with pants and shoes. The person in the middle has their arms around the shoulders of the two on either side. Text under the sketch reads "July-August Issue Vol. 1 Issue 2 " In the center under the sketch is a poem by Brook titled I Wish I Had a Wine Red Apple Here to Fondle and Bite. Text reads "I hide in the kitchen under the table watching everybody from a fetal position with the cookie crumbs and the old mad ghosts with jagged edges which haven't been dusted off, put aside in glass cases for everyone to look at. People go by and don't notice. I pinch their toes when they stick their feet under the table. The ghosts and I laugh and scream to ourselves. After everyone has passed to the gallery we dance on top of the kitchen table and bang frying pans on our heads."

Citation

“Desperate Living: A Lesbian Newsletter vol. 1, Issue 2,” Online Exhibits at Southern Miss, accessed June 17, 2024, https://usmspecialcollections.omeka.net/items/show/352.

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