The Furies

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The Furies was a lesbian-feminist collective that was active in the 1970s in DC. Furies members included Charlotte Bunch, Sharon Deevey, Rita Mae Brown, Nancy Myron, Jennifer Woodul, Joan Biren, Helaine Harris, Susan Hathaway, and Ginny Berson. Three locations in Washington, DC were the site of many of the meetings of The Furies: 1861 California NW, 217 12th St SE and 221 11th St SE.

The group published a monthly newsletter.

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Julie R. Enszer's "Have Fun So We Do Not Go Mad in Male Supremacist Heterosexual Amerika: Lesbian-Feminist Poetry in The Furies," published in Beltway Poetry Quarterly in Spring 2010, is a terrific overview of their contributions to the poetry community: http://washingtonart.com/beltway/furies.html

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The D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board voted unanimously in 2016 to designate the row house on 11th Street NE in the Capitol Hill neighborhood as a historic landmark on the D.C. Inventory of Historic Sites.


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