Feb 19 2013

The Pussy Poems – order your copy now!

Order your copy of this limited-edition, hand-numbered volume of

The Pussy Poems!

A wonderful gift for your teen/young adult daughter or son, the revolutionary feminist in your life, your favorite fan of radical poetry, or yourself.

“I received this beautiful personally signed piece of work from Lasára Allen in the mail yesterday. I can’t wait to take it to work with me tonight and just marinate in it. Her words are profoundly beautiful and deeply needed in this time.

If you aren’t familiar with Lasara or her work I encourage you to pay her a visit. Thanks Lasara for being who you are and for sharing yourself with others. Much love girlfriend. Keep up the good fight. ♥”
– Emily MacDonald, social worker, PA

REVIEW: An Affirmation in Verse, November 30, 2012
by Tom Williams

“The Pussy Poems” could as easily be called “The Pussy Manifesto.” It is a bold affirmation of mystery, pain, beauty, pleasure and love–and all the emotions associated with the wondrous essence of female. Allen embraces them all and declares them as hers–the attitudes that women, as well as men who would approach the mystery have toward the Sacred Flower. It is perhaps revealing that Allen uses the word “cunt” far more frequently than “pussy” and the even less often “cooch.” It is an act of reclaiming since “cunt” is often used derogatorily and Allen takes it into the realm of affirmation.

And that affirmation is executed in rich language and imagery that draws the reader into the multi-faceted experience and depths of insight that a pussy presents, which includes a connection to the heart. To a male reader, it evokes chagrin for mistakes and longing memories of delight. And it also has a political aspect, again of affirmation and defiance. It should be read from the steps of every capitol.
– Tom Williams

Lasára Allen adds her rich, resonant, beautifully first-person voice to a subject that one wishes were no longer even a matter for question, but is. You’ll find no sermon here, no caustic stare, only a breathless chance to join in her ecstatic dance. Get it for yourself; give it to your sons.
– Sierra Volk

“I just got a copy of The Pussy Poems. I love it! It absolutely made my day.”
– KT, Occupy Sacramento, CA

The Pussy Poems Chapbook

$15.00, plus $3.99 shipping.
 


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Aug 18 2012

Pussy Poems Update…this will be an insert. Please stand by for addition before I ship your copy to you!!!

FOREWORD/AFTERTHOUGHT

In preparing this chapbook for publication, I made a grave oversight. I made the assumption that most Americans knew something about the “vagina” scandal of June, 2012. That people knew who Michigan State Rep. Lisa Brown was. That women (and pro-choice men) were paying attention to the increasingly frightening political terrain that is the legislation of abortion rights.

What are we missing here? It’s simple;

THERE’S A WAR AGAINST WOMEN’S RIGHTS BEING WAGED RIGHT HERE IN THE USA!

A generation of woman has grown up with a false sense of security. Yet women’s physical sovereignty is nowhere near being a done deal. No further proof is needed than a quick perusal of anti-abortion legislation proposed and passed with increasing regularity and severity.

The word feminism has become an epithet, and all the while our right to choice has eroded at a steep rate of increase while we point our fingers at “extremists” in all directions, assuming that standing in the center is the safest place to be.

This has been the fatal flaw in the feminist movement since the first wave, and we haven’t gotten past it yet.

I wrote The Pussy Poems in 2003. It was part of my work in writing my internationally published best seller, Sexy Witch (Llewellyn Worldwide, nonfiction, 2005). I performed The Pussy Poems in three countries over the span of four years, published them electronically, led workshops helping others express themselves using their bodies as the starting point, and then relegated them to the pile of, “been there, done that”.

Rep. Brown was censured for saying the word vagina in a debate on the legislation of abortion rights in her state. So, out came The Pussy Poems, because nearly a decade later, it’s still a radical act to speak openly about women’s sexual and reproductive anatomy.

IT’S TIME TO STAND UP, NOT SHUT UP!

Enjoy the poems. Read them with your friends. Say the words out loud. Let them fill your mouth.

And start your own revolution.

THE PERSONAL IS (STILL) POLITICAL.

-The Author

Addendum, The Pussy Poems, first edition

©Treasure Finder Press, 2012

 


Jun 27 2012

Fund The Pussy Poems Chapbook Project – Too Controversial for kickstarter!

Your donations will fund the publication of a limited printing, collectible, first edition run of The Pussy Poems chapbook. (Please see pledge rewards further down the page. They’re super sweet!)

The Pussy Poems, or, The Cunt Chronicles is a collection of poems I wrote in 2005, shortly after the release of my nonfiction book, Sexy Witch (Llewellyn Worldwide, 2005). Sexy Witch was a bestseller, originally published in English and shortly thereafter translated into Spanish, Russian, and Czech. The book continues to sell in all four languages.

The Pussy Poems were born partially of a series of workshops I taught after Sexy Witch came out. They are a rowdy, tender, painful, joyful, wild, raucous, vulnerable journey though the constantly shifting terrain of my relationship with my pussy. And, as was shown in response, my relationship with my vulva mirrors that of many other women; the sometimes tempestuous, often unconscious, and always important relationship with the holiest of holies.

I performed the collection in three countries, made an art-piece out of them for a “broadersides” project (a play on the term broadside – the publication of a piece of writing on one side of a single page, but in this case, one side of a piece of plywood), and then retired them.

When Michigan State Rep. Lisa Brown was banned from speaking on the House floor after opposing an abortion law – and using the word, “vagina” in the process – I thought it was time for the poems to resurface. I published the poems in electronic format on Facebook. The Pussy Poems got a robust response, and glowing reviews. A resounding request for print copy of the poems led me here to seek funding for a first edition print run.

Resurrecting the The Pussy Poems was an impulsive action, but doing so has brought something solidly home; talking about women’s sexual and reproductive organs is still a revolutionary act. And it’s an important one. As women, we are still working hard to claim our genitals in a historically phallocentric culture. Women react with joy and power to reading this collection of poems.

Men find the topic to be powerful beyond mere titillation. More than just a romp, The Pussy Poems serve as a portal into no-man’s land; a glimpse of ruminations on the love, pain, anger, and joy all bound up in the tender petals of womanhood.

And, perhaps more importantly, the resurrection was brought on by a sad-but-true fact; women’s reproductive rights are under fire – again. With more oppressive legislation being brought with regularity, this is no time to let up. It’s no time to shut up.

It is time to rise up, with PUSSY PRIDE!

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Limited Reward (39 of 40 remaining)

Your own signed, numbered, collectible copy of the first edition print run of the Pussy Poems chapbook, signed, sealed, and delivered.

Est. Delivery: Sep 2012

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Limited Reward (5 of 5 remaining)

1. Your own collectible copy of the first edition print run of the Pussy Poems chapbook, signed, sealed, and delivered.

2. A one-of-a-kind, “DIY”, “Pussy Proud!” t-shirt, custom made and hand-inked or decaled by me! You choose size, color of shirt, color of ink or lettering, deconstucted or whole. You may even choose different wording.

Est. Delivery: Nov 2012

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Limited Reward (2 of 3 remaining)

1. 10 minute phone or skype consultation – your choice of topic; writing, relationships, spirituality, or 3-card tarot reading.
2. Your own collectible copy of the first edition print run of the Pussy Poems chapbook, signed, sealed, and delivered.
3. A one-of-a-kind, “DIY”, “Pussy Proud!” t-shirt, custom made and hand-inked or decaled by me! You choose size, color of shirt, color of ink or lettering, deconstucted or whole. You may even choose different wording.

Est. Delivery: Oct 2012

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Limited Reward (10 of 10 remaining)

1. A one hour, one-on-one skype or phone “Writing on Your Body” workshop. You’ll come out of your personal workshop with your own set of poems.
2. Your own collectible copy of the first edition print run of the Pussy Poems chapbook, signed, sealed, and delivered.
3. A one-of-a-kind, “DIY”, “Pussy Proud!” t-shirt, custom made and hand-inked or decaled by me! You choose size, color of shirt, color of ink or lettering, deconstucted or whole. You may even choose different wording.

Est. Delivery: Oct 2012