Persimmon Tree: An Online Magazine of the Arts by Women over Sixty
Founded in 2006 by former Tikkun Magazine publisher Nan Gefen, Persimmon Tree: An Online Magazine of the Arts by Women Over Sixty serves up a lively mix of stories, articles, art, and poetry by emerging and established women writers and artists. Readers of all ages regularly find their way to the site.
The magazine, which is associated with Mills College, is committed to showcasing the talent and creativity of older women. It crumbles stereotypes with its range of subject matter—including a story about tattooing and a stuntwoman’s adventure—and it also imaginatively investigates the experience of aging. Writers explore the landscape of middle and old age with uncompromising courage and high literary standards. As Florida Scott Maxwell says, “We find that as we age, we are more alive than seems likely, convenient, or even bearable. Too often our problem is the fervor of life within us.” Persimmon Tree authors and artists celebrate this heightened life.