Les Belles Lettres
A collection of poetry by Melbourne poet, Gabrielle Everall, exploring the relationships and proclivities of modernist feminist and lesbian writers, through the lens of their letters. It is a poetic investigation - historical and imaginative.
Les Belles Lettres is an in-depth poetic exploration of the secret and public lives of well-known lesbian and feminist writers, including Sappho, Gertrude Stein, Virginia Woolf and Djuna Barnes.
Gabrielle Everall's latest collection takes the reader on a wild romp through history; filtered by her naughty and irreverent imagination.
"...technically astute, beautifully written, demonstrates an exceptional mastery of language and knowledge of modernist lesbian writing and its incredibly moving...a wonderfully innovative contribution to articulations of lesbian embodiment in all its diversity." Nikki Sullivan, Associate Professor Music, Communication and Cultural Studies, Macquarie University
"Everall's poem-book, Dona Juanita and the Love of Boys shifts certainties in deeply literary and confronting ways. I feel this is one of the most important poetic narratives to have appeared in the English language..." John Kinsella, Editor, The Freemantle Press, Anthology of Western Australian Poetry