Time: 18:45 - 19:30
Blood, sweat and writing
Perhaps only one subject carries a greater cultural taboo than female menstruation – its ending. Why should that be?
Mexican Gloria Gervitz and American Mary Ruefle write their way through life. Gervitz has spent 40 years composing the long poem Migrations, while Ruefle has published a number of essays and poetry collections. They write about childhood and old age, sex and masturbation, blood and the menopause, with deep gravity or unrestrained humour. The pair meet literary scholar and gender researcher Kari Jegerstedt for a conversation on literary hot flushes.