Author/Editor: Marou Izumo & Claire Maree

Marou Izumo & Claire Maree

Born in Japan in 1951, Marou Izumo became involved in Japan's first lesbian-feminist group in 1977. A member of the all-women's theatre group Aoi Tori from 1979-1985 she published Manaita no ue no Koi (Love Upon the Chopping Board) in 1993. Her current writings include a regular column "Marou's Queer Report", and a forthcoming collection of cinema essays.


Born in Western Australia in 1968, Claire Maree now resides in Tokyo. Her poetry has been published in Poetry Australia and Common Lives/Lesbian Lives. Translation work includes fiction and non-fiction by writers such as Marou Izumo, Yumi Nihongi and Judith Butler.

Books published by, or available from, Spinifex
Love Upon The Chopping Board

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Dark Matter

Dark Matter

Robin Morgan

I‘ve had me up my sleeve
I‘ve pulled me from my hat
I’ve planted myself in the audience
as the patsy I dare to decipher...



Renate Klein

   Pared down to cold hard facts, surrogacy is the commissioning/buying/ renting of a woman into whose womb an embryo is...

The Pimping of Prostitution

The Pimping of Prostitution

Julie Bindel

This book examines one of the most contested issues facing feminists, human rights activists and governments around the...

I'm the Girl Who Was Raped

I'm the Girl Who Was Raped

Michelle Hattingh

I am the statistic that I read about. I am the thing I always feared most. I am rape.

That morning, Michelle had...

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