Faith Wilding and Chris Rush discuss the New Feminist Poetry, poetry that comes out of the women's liberation movement. The program is called "In the Beginning", as it is about the revelation of consciousness, which Wilding defines as feminist and ultimately human. They read and analyze poems by Marge Piercy, Susan Sutheim, Susan Griffin, Alfonsina Storni, Anne Sexton, Barbara Miles, and Marie Inkel. They also discuss the rift between politicos and artists within the women's movement, and how there is an opportunity for the first time for politics and art to merge and work together instead of at odds with each other. Produced by Everett Frost and Judy Chicago.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.