Me & the Fragglemonsters are extremely enthusiastic about Rose’s zine, All of Them With Teeth: monster hymns and sermons. I’m only two hymns in and I already feel the need to blog about it!
If you aren’t familiar with Rose’s work, she is, among other things the big brains & bigger heart behind the brilliant & lyrical Taking Steps. Go have a look at her blog, get your socks knocked off, and order a zine. You’ll be very, very glad you did.
Rose is a phenomenal & lyrical writer, a fabulous performer, a gifted spiritual worker, and really really fucking smart. We met through her equally wonderful girlfriend around this time last year, and bonded instantly over many things, from writing to activism to spirituality to word nerdery. I asked her to perform at Girl Talk in June and hope to include her in many more shows to come. I’m honored to call her a friend and colleague.
Also, if you’re in the Bay Area, go see her (and Leah! and Cherry! and assorted other wonderful Mangos!) perform at Beloved in Berkeley on Sunday. I went to the San Francisco show last weekend and was blown away — I’d go to the Berkeley show, too, if I wasn’t out of town that day.
(Also? On a personal note? I’ve had the loveliest couple days writing, reading, homeworking, staying up late dishing, going to Mass at Mission Dolores, walking all around the city, eating lots of good food, & mani-pedi-ing with Rose. Having friends in from out of town is a such a nice break in the midst of all my mid-semester zaney-ness. It’s like getting the vacation brought to me, and oh, is that needed right now.)