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Woman Sitting at the Machine, Thinking [rare, first appearance] by  Karen Brodine - Paperback - First of this edition - 1984 - from The Book House in Dinkytown (SKU: 262444)

Woman Sitting at the Machine, Thinking [rare, first appearance]

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Woman Sitting at the Machine, Thinking [rare, first appearance]

by Brodine, Karen

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Seattle, WA: Radical Women Publications, 1984. First of this edition. Wraps as issued. Good. Seattle: Radical Women Publications, August 1984. Stapled wraps, 8 1/2 x 11, Manilla card covers. 22 pages. Good. RARE. This is a pre-publication, first appearance, of "Woman Sitting at the Machine, Thinking... and Other Poems". It includes a section of the title poem not included in its later (1990) publication. The other poems in the collection are: "Doing What Comes Unnatural"(on not-choosing to be a lesbian); "No Storm So Rough You Don't Wake In memory of Mary Brodine, September 20, 1981"; "Door to Door"; and a "Letter to Meridel LeSueur January, 1981". Included with the 1984 publication, is a first edition of the the 1990 Red Letter Press printing. It includes a preface by LeSueur and an introduction by Merle Woo, who's landmark race, sex and political ideology discrimination suit (1982-84) against UC/Berkeley Karen helped to win. The Red Letter Press edition ends with an essay in memory of Karen by Janet Sutherland and a compendium of her writings. "She was a radical poet and a poetic radical...a revolutionary artist and an artistic revolutionary...a feminist thinker and a thinking woman..." Karen earned her livelihood typesetting from 1975 to 1986, folding intense experiences in her work into her great poem "Woman Sitting at the Machine, Thinking". Karen grew from her experiences and work to become a socialist feminist and a national leader in Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party (FSP). She co-founded the Woman Writers Union in San Francisco in the early 70's; was founding co-editor of the Kelsey Street Press and an editor at the Berkeley Poets Co-op". In San Francisco, she was Radical Women Organizer from 1979-1981, and FSP Organizer from 1981-1983; from 1982 on, she served on the FSP National Committee. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Due to the size/weight of this book extra charges to apply for international shipping.


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Woman Sitting at the Machine, Thinking [rare, first appearance]
Brodine, Karen
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Radical Women Publications
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