About the Book
The second LES FEMMES FOLLES anthology includes art, poetry and interview excerpts from over 150 women in all forms of art featured on femmesfollesnebraska.tumblr.com in 2012. Les Femmes Folles is a completely volunteer run organization founded with the mission to support and promote women in all forms, styles and levels of art; originally inspired by artist Wanda Ewing and her curated exhibit by the name Les Femmes Folles (Wild Women). A portion of the proceeds from LFF books and products benefit the University of Nebraska-Omaha’s Wanda Ewing Scholarship Fund. Les Femmes Folles Books is a micro feminist press that publishes 1-2 titles a year by invitation only, including the anthologies and INTIMATES & FOOLS (poetry by Laura Madeline Wiseman, art by Sally Deskins, 2014). femmesfollesnebraska.tumblr.com/lffbooks
Words of praise:
What is feminism today for women artists? In Les Femmes Folles: The Women 2012, Sally Deskins collects the interviews, art, and words from women artists from Nebraska, the United States, and abroad in the second annual print edition of the journal with the same name. "Feminism," Kathleen Rooney tells us "is extremely important." Feminism "means being able to work in an industry that is overwhelmingly men and holding my own," explains Paige Reitz. "Feminism," Ellen Wilde writes "has allowed me to think and act creatively in my career." Editor, founder, and curator of LFF, Deskins suggests in this new anthology that feminism, like poetry, like art is not a luxury. Like Audre Lorde tell us, "It is a vital necessity of our existence."
~Laura Madeline Wiseman, author of UNCLOSE THE DOOR, INTIMATES AND FOOLS and editor of WOMEN WRITE RESISTANCE: POETS RESIST GENDER VIOLENCE (lauramadelinewiseman.com)
Sally Deskins is an artist and writer, focusing on women and feminist writers and artists, including herself. Her art has been exhibited in galleries in Omaha, New York, Philadelphia and Chicago; and has been published in publications such as Certain Circuits, Weave Magazine, Her Kind: A blog by VIDA Women in Literary Arts, Vagina, CLAP and Whitefish Review. She has curated various solo and group exhibitions, readings and performances centered on women’s perspective and the body. Her writing has been published internationally in journals such at STIRRING, CACTUS HEART, HER KIND and PRICK OF THE SPINDLE. She edits the online journal Les Femmes Folles, has published three anthologies of art and writing and her first illustrated book, Intimates & Fools, with poetry by Laura Madeline Wiseman, came out in 2014. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0615947492/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_q8t0sb18HA8KBEJ1 Femmesfollesnebraska.tumblr.com Sallydeskins.tumblr.com (photo by g thompson higgins 2011)