Images of Women
by contemporary women poets
edited by Myra Schneider and Dilys Wood
with a preface by U A Fanthorpe
212pp Paperback Perfect Bound
Published September 2006
In association with Second Light
£12.95 post free in UK.
This is a book that has been waiting to be written since, perhaps, the nineteen-seventies, when women at last began to play a serious part in the world of poetry. These images of women are images of women by women, constructed out of twenty-first century consciousness, unmediated by the male gaze.
U A Fanthorpe
EVERY ANGLE OF WOMEN’S LIVES is explored in this anthology of over 200 poems by favourite and new poets writing in English today. Contributors include:
Anna Adams, Fleur Adcock, Kim Addonizio, Patience Agbabi, Gillian Allnutt, Moniza Alvi, Elizabeth Bartlett, Jean Binta Breeze, Gillian Clarke, Anne Cluysenaar, Kate Clanchy, Merle Collins, Carol Ann Duffy, Jane Duran, U A Fanthorpe, Ruth Fainlight, Vicki Feaver, Elaine Feinstein, Katherine Gallagher, Marilyn Hacker, Rita Ann Higgins, Selima Hill, Helen Ivory, Judith Kazantzis, Jackie Kay, Mimi Khalvati, Lotte Kramer, Dinah Livingstone, Gerda Mayer, Paula Meehan, Esther Morgan, M.R.Peacocke, Pascale Petit, Katrina Porteous, Fiona Sampson, Carole Satyamurti, Myra Schneider, Penelope Shuttle, Pauline Stainer, Anne Stevenson, Isobel Thrilling.
HUNDREDS OF WOMEN HELPED SHAPE THIS BOOK. The Second Light Network of women poets invited submissions which came in their thousands. The result is a sometimes painful, sometimes wry and amusing, no-holds-barred portrait of women’s lives – but, above all, these poems offer, in their fine making and strong content, a potent proof of the creativity and vision of women poets writing today.
MYRA SCHNEIDER and DILYS WOOD
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