Kate Rushin

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Donna Kate Rushin (born 1951), popularly known as Kate Rushin, is a Black lesbian poet. Rushin's prefatory poem to the 1981 collection, This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, is considered iconic.

Publications[edit]

  • Rushin, Kate. The Black Back-Ups (Firebrand Books, 1993).[1]
  • Rushin, Kate. "After the Accident." Callaloo 23, no. 1 (2000): 192-193.[2]
  • Rushin, Kate. "Word Problems." Callaloo 23, no. 1 (2000): 190-191.[3]
  • Rushin, Kate. "Reeling Memories For My Father." Callaloo 23, no. 1 (2000): 188-189.[4] Reprinted: Kate Rushin. "Reeling Memories for My Father." Callaloo 24, no. 3 (2001): 885-86.
  • Rushin, Kate. "The Tired Poem: Lost Letter from a Typical Unemployed Black Professional Woman." In Feminism and Community, edited by Weiss Penny A. and Friedman Marilyn, 77-82. Temple University Press, 1995.[5] Reprinted in Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology, ed. Barbara Smith (Rutgers University Press, 2000): 247-251.
  • Rushin, Kate. "The Black Back-Ups." Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology, ed. Barbara Smith (Rutgers University Press, 2000): 60-63.
  • Rushin, Kate. "Instructions from the Flight Crew to a Poet of African Descent Living in a State of Emergency." Callaloo 22, no. 4 (1999): 976-976.[6]
  • Rushin, Kate. "Rosa Revisited" in Teaching the art of poetry: the moves, A, Baron Wormser and A, David Cappella (Routledge, 1999): 305-306.
  • Rushin, Kate. "A Pacifist Becomes Militant and Declares War." In My Lover is a Woman – Contemporary Lesbian Love Poems, Lesléa Newman (Ballantine Books, 1999): 211-214.
  • Rushin, Kate. "Six Poems." The Radical Teacher, no. 42 (1992): 22-23.
  • Rushin, Kate. "Comparative History: Our Stories." Callaloo, no. 39 (1989): 290-91.[7]
  • Rushin, Kate. "Living in My Head." The Women's Review of Books 1, no. 2 (1983): 15.[8]
  • Rushin, Kate. "The Brick Layers." The Women's Review of Books 1, no. 2 (1983): 15.[9]
  • Rushin, Kate. "This Bridge Poem." In This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, edited by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria E. Anzaldúa (Kitchen Table Press, 1983; reprinted State University of New York Press Albany, 2015): xxxiii-xxxiv. Republished in Feminist Theory Reader: Local and Global Perspectives, ed. Carole McCann and Seung-kyung Kim (Routledge, 2013): 266-267.

Awards[edit]

  • Rose Low Rome Memorial Poetry Prize
  • Grolier Poetry Prize

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rushin, Kate (1993). The Black Back-Ups. Firebrand Books.
  2. ^ Rushin, Kate (2000). "After the Accident". Callaloo. 23 (1): 192–193. doi:10.1353/cal.2000.0067. ISSN 1080-6512.
  3. ^ Rushin, Kate (2000). "Word Problems". Callaloo. 23 (1): 190–191. doi:10.1353/cal.2000.0066. ISSN 1080-6512.
  4. ^ Rushin, Kate (2001). "Reeling Memories for My Father". Callaloo. 24 (3): 885–886. doi:10.1353/cal.2001.0208. ISSN 1080-6512.
  5. ^ *Rushin, Kate. "The Tired Poem: Lost Letter from a Typical Unemployed Black Professional Woman." In Feminism and Community, edited by Weiss Penny A. and Friedman Marilyn, 77-82. Temple University Press, 1995.
  6. ^ Rushin, Kate (1999). "Instructions from the Flight Crew to a Poet of African Descent Living in a State of Emergency". Callaloo. 22 (4): 976. doi:10.1353/cal.1999.0189. ISSN 1080-6512.
  7. ^ Rushin, Kate (1989). "Comparative History: Our Stories". Callaloo (39): 290–291. doi:10.2307/2931563. ISSN 0161-2492. JSTOR 2931563.
  8. ^ Rushin, Kate (November 1983). "Living in My Head". The Women's Review of Books. 1 (2): 15. doi:10.2307/4019445. ISSN 0738-1433. JSTOR 4019445.
  9. ^ Rushin, Kate (November 1983). "The Brick Layers". The Women's Review of Books. 1 (2): 15. doi:10.2307/4019446. ISSN 0738-1433. JSTOR 4019446.