Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Lesbian Poetry: An Anthology, edited by Elly Bulkin and Joan Larkin

Persephone Press was founded in 1976 in Watertown, Massachusetts, by a lesbian-feminist collective called Pomegranate Productions. The goal of Persephone Press was to produce innovative material to foster lesbian sensibility and to effect social change by building a successful publishing company and communications network.

The following live program, recorded ca. 1980–1981 in the Boston area, features poets included in the book Lesbian Poetry: An Anthology, which Persephone Press published in 1981.

Please enjoy readings by Barbara Smith, Elly Bulkin, Joan Larkin, Audre Lorde, and Robin Becker:

(Audio files require RealPlayer.)

Learn more about the Persephone Press collection from the container list available at Harvard's Online Archival Search Information System (OASIS).