Interview with Minnie Bruce Pratt

Minnie Bruce Pratt is a poet-activist with commitments to organizing around intersecting women’s and gender issues, LGBT issues, anti-racist work, and anti-imperialist initiatives. She was a member of the editorial collective of Feminary: A Feminist Journal for the South Emphasizing the Lesbian Vision for five years and co-authored “Yours in Struggle: Three Perspectives on Anti-Semitism and Racism” (1984). Minnie Bruce has published six books of poetry: “The Sound of One Fork” (1981), “We Say We Love Each Other” (1985), “Crime Against Nature” (1989), “Walking Back Up Depot Street” (1999), “The Money Machine” (2010) and “The Dirt She Ate: Selected and New Poems” (2003). Minnie Bruce’s poetry has been lauded by the Academy of American Poets, New York Times, American Library Association and Fund for Free Expression. She has also authored Identity: Skin, Blood, Heart and other autobiographical and political essays included in the volume “Rebellion: Essays 1980-1991” and “S/HE” (1995). Minnie Bruce has co-edited “Feminism and War: Confronting U.S. Imperialism” (2008). She has served as faculty for developing a LGBTQ program at Syracuse University, where she held the position of Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Writing and Rhetoric.