Inferno - Pages 115 - 167 Summary & Analysis

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Pages 115 – 122: Eileen discusses a play she wrote and produced in 1990, when she was about 40 years old. The play was called “Modern Art,” and she received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for the project. Eileen states that the play was highly political because 1990 was a highly political time, with many people protesting for gay rights and the rights of those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. The play was a series of vignettes promoting various progressive social and political ideas. Eileen then discusses her standing in the poetry world at that time. She says that she was the artistic director of the St. Mark’s Poetry Project from 1984 to 1987. She says that as a Caucasian feminist and lesbian writer, she often had to defend her artwork and point of view from those who either believed that her artistic intentions were invalid or...

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