Grimstad, Kirsten (Editor) - Chrysalis No. 4

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Kirsten Grimstad.
Chrysalis No. 4. 

Los Angeles: Chrysalis, A Magazine of Women's Culture, 1977.
119 pages. 

Very good.
Closed front top left at spine.
Minor edgewear.  
Inside clean and unmarked. 

Susan Griffin, Diana Russell on pornography.
Through the Peephole: Lesbian Sensibility in Art by Ruth Iskin, Arlene Raven.
New Poetry by Diane DiPrima, Pat Parker, Marge Piercy, Evelyn Pasamentier. 
The Glamour of Grammar by Jane Caputi.
Original art by Betye Saar. 
New fiction by Marge Piercy. 
More About Money by Joanne Parrent, Valerie Angers. 
Science Fiction and Feminism: 
The Work of Joanna Russ by Marilyn Hacker. 
Interview with Judy Chicago 
by Arlene Raven, Susan Rennie.
Thinking About My Poetry
by June Jordan.
Alice Bloch reviews 
Beginning With O 
by Olga Broumas.
Joan Kelly reviews
Population Target
by Bonnie Mass. 

"While Heresies remains the better-known publication, it is Chrysalis that engaged a broader public, covering progressive issues that affected the women's community at large without taking an insular view of art world-only politics, or the thematic issues for which Heresies became widely known" (Sorkin). Chrysalis grew from Grimstad and Rennie's work for The New Woman's Survival Catalog, a resource book for women in the style of the Whole Earth Catalog. A list of the editors and contributors to Chrysalis is a who's who of feminist writers, critics, and thinkers. Audre Lorde was the poetry editor, and regular contributors included the activist and poet Adrienne Rich, philosopher and theologian Mary Daly, feminist artist Judy Chicago, sci-fi author Joanna Russ, poet Marilyn Hacker, literary critic Elaine Showalter, art critic Lucy Lippard, and many more. The layout was designed by the iconic feminist graphic designer Sheila Levrant de Bretteville. The contributions are wide-ranging, from original poetry, songs, and short stories, through book and exhibition reviews, to articles on sex, sport, self-publishing, and domestic life. Elissa Auther and Adam Lerner, eds, West of Centre: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965-1977, 2011; Jenni Sorkin: "Second Life: Chrysalis Magazine", 31 October 2011, East of Borneo, available online.