DYKE A Quarterly No. 6. Separatist Symposium. 1978. Part one
Review of DYKE, A Quarterly in Autostraddle. September 2012

Letters Between Barbara Grier and Liza Cowan


DYKE a quarterly letter between barbara grier and liza cowanLetter. Barbara Grier and Liza Cowan. 1975/6

December 24, 1975

Dear Barbara,

Thanks for sending Tangents. I've xeroxed 2 copies for my White Mare files. We here at 3 Maple Farm liked the book "Beebo Brinker" the best of al the Beebo books. And we named our 4 wheel drive Ford Beebo Bronco.

Alix and I would love to share a flier for your mailing - her for her new album "Living With Lesbians" and for "Lavender Jane Loves Women" and me for DYKE. Is this OK & how light is light enough. What pound paper?

Happy New Year,

Liza Cowan


Dear Liza....Honey, will you forgive me if I cannot tell form this note from you what I even said to you and I cannot find a copy of the letter...I am back up to 300 or more letters each week and with 80 miles a day trip and the ful time job...I am kinda out of it...also, have been working out the 300 contracts (memorandum of agreement) that must be completed by the writers whose work is being reprinted in the three LADDER anthologies that DIANA PRESS will be publishing soon..and theworld is a JUMBLE. ..Please either QUOTE back to me my statements OR return my letter WITH THIS NOTE TOO PLEASE...and I'll quickly shoot a reply to you...I don't know a damned thing about weitht of paper but I will send you a sample...as soon as your letter gets back to me I'll have my samples for you...they are on the way from Reno...I ran out here of the one that is perfect for a sample (right weight and size)...But yes, OF COURSE you can share a flier...with Alix....whose music I have of course...anyone else whose wok is pertinent...(that is the only requirement)


It was as the publisher of Naiad Press, that she had asked me to contribue an adversising mailer for a packet she would be sending out. I don't remember the context of the mailing. But we did meet up later that year in Los Angeles at The Lesbian History Exploration.

Read more about Barbara Grier :

obitituary by Tracy Baim from Windy City Times

Victoria Brownsworth: In Remeberance Of Barbara Grier in Lambda Literary Review.

Obituary, NY Times


 Tangents Covers

DYKE A Quarterly flier 1976
Leaflet for DYKE A Quarterly 1976


tangents magazine 1966
Tangents Magazine 1966. Cover by Rolf Berlinsen

Barbara had two articles in this issue, as Gene Damon. Reader At Large and Together-Toward a Common Goal


Beebo62Beebo Brinker by Ann Bannon. Original cover. 1962. 


Beebo Brinker Naiad
Beebo Brinker, Naiad edition. 1983


Elana dykewomon riverfinger womon naiad press 1992
Elana Dykewomon, Riverfinger women, Naiad Press

NAIADPr press event 2012
Naiad Press Event, 2012.  source



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Thank you for posting this very interesting letter! I see that you are following a link to our old site, though. This one would work better:


or better yet:


I have been posting content of Tangents as I can. Have just completed content for issue 1, in Oct. 1965. Since you have referenced this March 1966 issue, I will post Grier's articles from this issue soon so that her text will be available to all.

I hope to have more of Grier's work posted soon.

C. Todd White, Ph.D.
The Tangent Group / Homosexual Information Center

Terrific resource! Thank you for doing this work.
Lee Lynch

Thanks, Lee. We are so pleased that you are reading the blog and archive! Cheers, Liza

Thank you C. Todd White. I have changed the links to Tangents. I hope this works better and do stay in touch.
cheers. Liza

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