I think that we don’t have enough opportunities to participate in intimacy. There’s this idea that intimacy happens inside, and outside you have a different self. And by intimacy I don’t mean displays of affection, I mean real exchange.
The Family Tooth may make conscious use of images, unlikely juxtapositions, and the sonic properties of language in order to maximize impact, the way that poetry does... But insomuch as any subjective experience can be described as a true story, it is a work of nonfiction.
Lilliet’s feminism is a survivor’s feminism... It was a time when the women who were able to be free had to create these larger-than-life personae and whatever freedoms they won came from those personae.