Taught by Lisa Marie Basile
Lisa Marie Basile comes from the bloodline of Giambattista Basile, the Italian fairy-tale writer. The only water sign in a family of fire signs, LMB escaped to NYC a decade ago.
She is a graduate of The New School’s MFA program for creative writing. The author of Andalucia (The Poetry Society of New York) and Triste (Dancing Girl Press), her newest chapbook, war/lock, is forthcoming from Hyacinth Girl Press in 2014. Recently, Noctuary Press, run from University of Buffalo, accepted her full-length poetry collection, APOCRYPHAL.
Her work can be seen in PANK, kill author, Johns Hopkin’s The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, decomP, Saudade Review, La Fovea, Prick of the Spindle, elimae & Pear Noir! among many other publications.
She is the founding editor of Patasola Press, a micropress that focuses on emerging, established and female writers. She has taught poetry at The Brooklyn Brainery and at Westfield High School, wears a #bookdress and is a main performer for The Poetry Brothel.
She is an assistant editor for Fifth Wednesday Journal and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize twice.
She is the founding editor of Luna Luna Magazine, a mischievous and sexy online daily magazine, finely curated with pieces about women’s culture, lifestyle and art.
Pin-up girls were (and still are) a staple in American culture for several decades. Whether you've seen the pin-up aesthetic on stage at a burlesque show, have a fascination with women like Bettie Page or are interested in discussing the cultural and gender implications of pin-up girls, this class is for you.
If art holds a mirror up to our society, what does the pin-up girl image convey — whether in illustrations, on the side of B52s or a modern pop star's updated revival of the image? Pin-up girls are more than meets the eye; they spark debates that touch on feminism and gender myths.
We'll start off with a very alluring introduction to the pin-up aesthetic via photos and videos, and we'll trace the pin-up look from the early 1900s until today, with a focus on pin-up culture in NYC. In this workshop, we'll discuss the important topics aforementioned, meet a pin-up model, discuss her thoughts on the culture and talk about modern-day pin-ups.
For the first class, bring questions and, if you'd like, a list of your favorite pin-up girls. We may even keep a blog of our thoughts and photos!
This class has started, but email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to join for the next couple of weeks!