Wendy Allen

freebleeding is a conversation between two poets, Charley Barnes & Wendy Allen, written in letters, poems and short prose. The collection explores facets of menstruation, bodily fluids, and feminism, and finds the many points at which these topics intersect. Through these works, Barnes and Allen explore what it is to bleed, what it is to cease bleeding — and how we might respect and know our bodies in both states. freebleeding is a vital conversation about what it is to bleed in a world in which women’s blood is seen as a threat, and men’s as power.