Our very own amazing poets Eileen Rosensteel and Mary Ray Worley will be reading selections from Fat Poets Speak 2: Living and Loving Fatly at A Room Of Their Own, one of the most famous bookstores in Madison, in Wisconsin, for that matter.
If you have taken a look at Fat Poets Speak 2, you have been privileged to read the work of both of these wonderful poets. I wish we could all be there with them as they read.
A Room Of One's Own, in Madison, WI., stocks books from many genres, although it is often referred to as a feminist-themed bookstore. As if to accentuate that theme in the most positive way possible, it also has a public restroom.
From the webpage:
A Room of One's Own is an independent, local bookstore: Room offers a wide selection of current and classic fiction, nonfiction, periodicals, graphic novels, local interest titles, gifts, greeting cards, and t-shirts. We also have strong children's and young adult, women's studies and LGBT fiction and nonfiction sections.
Room's feminist community: We are proud to be a central part of Madison's women's community, and our roots in Madison's feminist community go deep. Our store has given us the opportunity to provide a meeting place, event forum, and safe space. We are happy to host community events. If your small book or discussion group would like to use our community room to meet, please call ahead to check availability at 608-257-7888.
And from Eileen Rosensteel, in Fat Poets Speak 2:
It’s not the weight
it’s the hate that will kill you in the end.
Carrying the fat around
may strain your knees and feet
but the shame eats away
at your heart and soul.
Cholesterol in your arteries
hardens the walls
shreds self esteem and respect.
And prejudice stops a life
faster than obesity ever did.