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Wendy Babiak
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Love this. Thanks, Amy.
 
JENNIFER WEINERS RESPONDS TO JONTHAN FRANZEN'S SNOBBERY FOR THOSE WHO ARE REDUCED TO SOCIAL MEDIA AS A MICROPHONE:

There is VIDA, and its yearly count, putting editors on notice, forcing them to defend their abysmal ratios and, with any luck, seek to improve them, which is good news for women writers, and, I think for all readers.

The Times has changed, and the times will continue to change. All of this undoubtedly causes Franzen great dismay, and longing for a time before Twitter, where he and his friends were the ones who decided whose books mattered, whose voices merited an audience, who deserved to be part of the conversation, who got to move the bar.

Franzen can call me a freeloader and a self-promoter, whine about which way I rub him, turn up his nose at my books. It won't turn back the clock, un-invent Twitter, erase the Internet, or take back the power it's given those of us who are not Jonathan Franzen.

Women writers – even the ones whose work Franzen disdains – have a platform, and a place at the table. Our voices are being heard, and the world -- at least the tiny corner of it that cares about books, and book reviews -- is changing.

There’s no going back.

http://www.jenniferweiner.blogspot.com/2015/02/great-american-novelist-jonathan.html 
Great American Novelist Jonathan Franzen – the best writer of our time, y'all -- did a Q and A with a Butler University MFA candidate – perhaps you've seen it? – where he dismisses my quest for respect and reviews for genre women's fiction by saying, that I “rub him the wrong way,” that I'm ...
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Pretty important. A long read, but worth it, if you're interested in a world in which everyone is able to participate.
"Ignore the barrage of violent threats and harassing messages that confront you online every day." That's what women are told.
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Many will claim that the surge of women's stories coming through the #YesAllWomen movement is overstated. Some men will be proud that they have never personally hurt a woman, thinking that exempts ...
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Looks like someone you know, +Amy King !
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An ancestor, perhaps. This was hanging in the Philadelphia Museum of Art...It think it's Van Gogh.
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Upward crescent exercise. Roses and freesia in the color of daffodils. Oh yes, spring will come, my dears. Not here yet, but I can see light around the corner.
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So much to see today at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, while I waited to perform poetry at the Waterworks.
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Ready for the four hatchlings that shipped today!
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Tomorrow is the Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross. I'm serving as the florist at church. The blessing cross was my son's Christmas gift.
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Ithaca, NY
Previously
Ormond Beach, FL - Valencia, Spain - Chicago, IL - Andros Island, Bahamas - Washington, DC - New Orleans & Shreveport, LA - Sackets Harbor, NY
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Poet, wife, mother, wondering human.
Introduction
First book of poems: Conspiracy of Leaves. Married to Brian Babiak since 1991; two kids, Alexander and Sofiya. Certified Permaculture Designer. 
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Can make my own strawberry jam.
Education
  • Eckerd College
    Creative Writing, 1991
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Female
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born Wendy Wragg