It Happens As We Speak
It Happens As We Speak: A Feminist Poetics
By Pat Falk
The personal, the poetic, the political, the historic, the mythic — they braid together in this saga of the growth of a woman’s mind. Pat Falk’s story is unique, and at the same time she is Everywoman. It Happens As We Speak is a book of birth, and life, and change, and wisdom.
Pat Falk’s rare pastiche of memory and lively literary analysis gathers a momentum so persuasive that we catapult from page to page with the shifts and turns of her life as they affect her twin lives of scholar and poet. A riveting mix of candor and musing.
An intriguing account from the trenches of decades of coming to consciousness as a feminist reader, writer, and member of the literary community. A moving read for those who were there and those who want to know what it was like, and a lively resource for those aiming to understand feminist poetics.
Publisher: Plain View Press (March 15, 2006)
Paperback: 120 pages