"Gay Earth Mother"

by on Nov.28, 2010

is a poem I wrote and this week’s text at ABJECTIVE.  My attempt at an anti-anti-utopian project that doubles as a healing narrative.

Examples of gay or queer Earth mothers:  C.A. Conrad, Antony Hegarty (of Antony and the Johnsons), Bolaño’s Mauricio ‘the Eye’ Silva, Bolaño himself, Meredith Monk, Clarice Lispector, Madame Satã, Omar Little, Louise Bourgeois, Hélène Cixous, Ryan Trecartin, my friend Annmarie, this female wildebeest.

Of course not all gays are Earth mothers, e.g. Ricky Martin.  And as the list suggests you certainly don’t have to be homo to qualify.  Just kind of chthonic/shamanic/queer/hypersexual/violently maternal.

2 comments for this entry:
  1. Johannes

    The “violently maternal” is strangely something I’ve always sensed about normal earth mothers as well. That’s why they’re so scary. They want everyone who surrounds them to be their (dead) children.


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