Telling It: Women and Language Across Cultures

Edited by Sky Lee, Lee Maracle, Daphne Marlatt, and Betsy Warland.

Each of the women speaking/writing in this book is doing so from inside a personal struggle to articulate what has been painfully felt. Between analysis and pain lies a range of anecdote, morals, humour (both bitter and convivial), story, social critique, and poetry—a blend keyed to the individual life and thought of each writer. The range in this book is remarkable.

from the Introduction

Featuring prominent Indigenous, Asian-Canadian and lesbian writers, Telling It is a celebration of their work and an exploration of how the power of language can be both spiritually nourishing and politically effective.

1990 Press Gang Publishers