In episode 26 we discuss Anne Garreta’s Sphinx.
Published in 1986 in France before being translated in 2015 into English, Sphinx is the tale of two lovers in Paris. The narrator, a scholar turned DJ and A*** a dancer. The plot is straightforward enough, two people meet, the fall in love, there is a tragic ending. What makes Sphinx more compelling is the linguistic constraint that slowly reveals itself in the English translation and is confirmed in the translators note, for Sphinx is genderless.
Sphinx by Anne Garreta: https://www.kenyonreview.org/reviews/sphinx-by-anne-garreta-738439/
State of Desire: An interview with Anne Garreta: https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2017/12/11/states-of-desire-an-interview-with-anne-garreta/
Sphinx by Anne Garreta: https://therumpus.net/2015/06/sphinx-by-anne-garreta/
Monica by Hera Lindsay Bird: https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/thespinoff.co.nz/books/13-05-2016/the-friday-poem-monica-by-hera-lindsay-bird/%3famp
Anthropocene Pastoral by Cathetine Pierce: https://aprweb.org/poems/anthropocene-pastoral
City of Trees by Sophie Cunningham: https://www.readings.com.au/review/city-of-trees-by-sophie-cunningham
How to Rest: Chronic Illness and Finding Joy in Small Days by Millie Baylis: https://www.killyourdarlings.com.au/article/how-to-rest/
These bodies will undo us by Laura Price Steele: https://www.pshares.org/issues/winter-2018-19/these-bodies-will-undo-us-emerging-writers-contest-winner-nonfiction