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SLEEPING WITH ONE EYE OPEN
WOMEN WRITERS AND THE ART OF SURVIVAL

Edited by Marilyn Kallet and Judith Ortiz Cofer

How do women writers cope with changes and juggle the demands in their already full lives to make time for their lives as artists? In this anthology, noted female novelists, journalists, essayists, poets, and nonfiction writers address the old and new challenges of "doing it all" that face women writers. With eloquence, sensitivity, and more than a touch of wry humor, SLEEPING WITH ONE EYE OPEN relates positive stories from women who lead effective lives as artists, emphasizing how sources of inspiration, discipline, resourcefulness, and determination help them succeed despite the limitations of time. This affirming collection offers a wealth of writing advice, given through honest accounts of perseverance and accomplishment.



MY FATHER'S LEGACY, OR WHY I WRITE
Janice Eidus

Radical politics, dark sexuality, premature death: these three things are, for me, forever connected and intertwined with images of books; and images of books, themselves, are forever connected and intertwined with images of my father. (excerpt from the essay, MY FATHER'S LEGACY, OR WHY I WRITE)

© Janice Eidus


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