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Lavender Review is an e-zine of lesbian poetry and art eager to stay alive for another year.
Lavender Review is an e-zine of lesbian poetry and art eager to stay alive for another year.
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My name is Mary Meriam. I am a poet and the founding editor of Lavender Review. Lavender Review was born on Gay Pride Day, June 27, 2010. Lavender Review is an international, biannual e-zine dedicated to poetry and art by, about, and for lesbians, including whatever might appeal to a lesbian readership. 

Lavender Review is free and open to everyone. Lavender Review is a labor of love that requires huge amounts of searching, research, and connecting. I’m interested primarily in finding the best poets and artists working today, but also throughout history. The great lesbian poets and artists I’ve found deserve much more recognition, and it is my pleasure to bring them together and promote them in Lavender Review. 

The funds I need to keep Lavender Review alive center around my computer: hardware, software, internet service provider, webhosting, and supplies. Kickstarter’s rule is all or nothing: if we don’t reach the goal of $2,000 in 30 days, Lavender gets $0. Issue 5 will be published in June. Issue 6 will be published in December. I hope you’ll consider making a contribution. Thanks, everyone.

Many thanks to the following artists and poets, who generously granted me permission to include their work in Lavender's video, in order of appearance:

BROWSE section: Grace Moon, Tamara de Lempicka, Liz Ashburn, Mady Marie Bourdages, Risa Denenberg, Tina Fiveash, Diane Tanchak, Simeon Solomon, Leslie Satterfield, and Marie Laurencin

FANS section: Cally Conan-Davies, Birthe Havmoeller, Alyse Knorr, Mady Marie Bourdages, O. Ayes.

BACKGROUND MUSIC: composed and performed by Mady Marie Bourdages

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Basic Me

The Countess of Flatbroke

Diane Tanchak

Mady Art

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