Other Writing

Poets Jenna Butler and Yvonne Blomer are collaborating on

Desire Paths: Field Notes on Land and Body 

a collection of multidisciplinary response-collages taking the form of miniature essays, poems, interviews, dialogues, photographs, and maps that interrogate the ways in which we move through space as women, and as women from different ethnic backgrounds. Through writing, we will explore the navigation and obstruction of desire paths. 

Desire paths are short cuts, crossings, bike routes, and, as British essayist Robert Macfarlane says, “paths and tracks made over time by the wishes and feet of walkers.” We explore these paths both as metaphors and as real paths women have desired to walk where their bodies and lived experiences may or may not have been welcome.

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Field Notes from Assisi: An Excerpt

Field Notes from Assisi: An Excerpt is a section from a larger multi-genre project that explores women’s connection to land, ecology and history through the places we long to go and the places we have been challenged in. Desire paths are short cuts, crossings, bike routes, and, as British essayist Robert Macfarlane says, “paths and tracks made over time by the wishes and feet of walkers.” We explore these paths both as metaphors and as real paths women have desired to walk where their bodies and lived experiences may or may not have been welcome.

Yvonne Blomer reads at Poets Corner

Yvonne Blomer & Jenna Butler read

from Pandemic Almanac

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