Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind is a collection of short stories focusing on the formative and tumultuous moments in the lives of two women as children and adults, whose relationship to one another is cast in an ambiguous light, and whose characters are abstracted within the context of each story. Primarily set in rural America and other transient realms, this book combines realism with elements of meta-fiction, magnifying the extraordinary interpersonal worlds created by the circumstances of their outer reality.
Chavisa Woods is the Author of Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind, her first full-length book. Her previous short stories and poetry have been published nationally and internationally in such publications as: Matador (Spain), Prima Materia (NY), Blue Fog (Figi) 4 AM Poetry, Cake, Big Tex(t), The Bard Gay and Lesbian Review, Howl 10003, Tribes Magazine, Wildflowers, Fuzion, Chronogram, Agenzia Catalogue, What Happens Next?, Where We Live, In the Fray, and Rhapsodist the documentary
Her work has been featured in performance at such venues as: the Annual Vision Festival, , the Howl festival, Sarah Lawrence College, Bard College, I Love NY Poetry, Pink Pony Reading Series, CBS Morning show, HOT Festival at the Dixon Place Theater, The portable Theater Company, Salient Saturdays at the Bowery Poetry Club, Poetic License, The Hidden Treasure Reading Series, the Annual Charlie Parker Festival, Beat Bush Woodstock, WOW Theater- 2006 Bloom Festival, The fresh Fruit Festival, The Telephone Bar Library Lounge ,Red Dreams at the Cornelia Street Cafe, L.E.S. 2002 and 2003 National Poetry Slam
Chavisa will be on hand to read and sign copies of her new book