"Some creative fellas talk about the female artists who have most influenced their work," at Venus.
Kyle FischerWell...those are some pretty rock 'n' roll writers, esp. Edna St. V....
Guitarist and vocalist, Rainer Maria
That's easy: Edna St. Vincent Millay. I found a copy of her amazing book Fatal Interview while I was writing my second record, Black Milk (forthcoming). I was completely riveted by the way she conflated metaphors of love and death. It was having someone say exactly what you'd always tried to, in some irretrievably lost language. Nobody writes like that anymore.
Vocalist, Xiu Xiu
The author Sandra Cisneros. She uses the most direct — and, to a certain extent, even simple — language to, without interpretation or pomp, tell about the tiniest but most devastating and intense childhood moments. She allows a two-page short story to cut your heart to pieces but make you feel understood and hopeful.
Pedro the Lion
Flannery O'Connor (writer, Wise Blood). [She’s] a conflicted Southern Catholic with a strong, original, morbid, and unsentimental voice.