Feminism and Religion

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  • Class: What I Did with My One Wild Life by Marie Cartier
    by Marie Cartier on September 24, 2021 at 7:01 am

    Tell me, what is it you plan to dowith your one wild and precious life?             -Mary Oliver, “The Summer Day” What did I do, the famous poet asks? Well, I survived, first of all, because that’s first. Then, I... Read More ›

  • Suffrage is Unfinished Business—On The 101 Anniversary of the 19th Amendment by Marie Cartier
    by Marie Cartier on August 27, 2021 at 7:01 am

    Dear FAR readers – please find photos from a celebration of the 101 anniversary of women’s suffrage, the 19th Amendment, that I attended August 26, 2021. That day marks the end of the 100th year of women having the right... Read More ›

  • Loving Venus, a poem by Marie Cartier
    by Marie Cartier on July 23, 2021 at 7:01 am

    Dedicated to Carol Christ, 1945-2021, who taught so many of us how to love the Goddess She is called “Nude Woman” and currently livesin her natural museum house in Vienna.Nude woman. She is art, but she is not in an... Read More ›

  • Blue Is My Favorite Color by Marie Cartier
    by Marie Cartier on June 24, 2021 at 7:01 am

    You can’t have the ocean without blue. I walk at night, that’s the time of year the grunion run, a silver school teaching us that it’s work to populate –the small shimmer of a female screwing herself into the sand.... Read More ›

  • How I Learned to Make Maps by Marie Cartier
    by Marie Cartier on May 28, 2021 at 7:01 am

    1. I went into the unknown world with glasses that made everything so clear I could move through this world into the next. Before I got my glasses…I didn’t see the way I could step to the edge, put out... Read More ›

  • How I Learned to Grow Wings by Marie Cartier
    by Marie Cartier on April 23, 2021 at 7:01 am

    April 2021, Poem Visibility is this body opening against itself over and over… an existence moving through fibers was the one thing I had. When was the time…breathe in? Breathe out. My existence to myself was the most political act.... Read More ›

  • I Heard my Own Siren Song, and Followed It (a poem) by Marie Cartier
    by Marie Cartier on March 26, 2021 at 7:01 am

    They didn’t know I was a mermaid.                That I had a siren song.                That I could lure, and I could kill.                And that I would eventually                because – I was a mermaid. When my father tried... Read More ›

  • How I Learned to Love Snakes (a poem) by Marie Cartier
    by Marie Cartier on February 26, 2021 at 8:01 am

    Can I recall a time when my resilience surprised me? My mother always said, “If you feel bad, go out into the garden and eat worms.” Sigh. We didn’t have a garden. My resilience. My head hits the counter, as... Read More ›

  • This Story, I Am This Story by Marie Cartier
    by Marie Cartier on January 22, 2021 at 8:01 am

    1. The papaya, the lemon, the squash. The everything going bad—not yet. I can pickle anything I can save—still. And I am never still. Still…at sixty-four here I am. Rise. This is age—still. 2. I have a passport to somewhere... Read More ›

  • In These United States: Georgia is on My Mind by Marie Cartier
    by Marie Cartier on December 25, 2020 at 8:01 am

    Georgia on my mind, so goes the song, and right now the road leads back to you, Georgia. The run-off election which could make two senators blue and give control of the Senate to the Democrats, remove a Republican as... Read More ›