Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism (Paperback)

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By Danielle Barnhart (Editor), Iris Mahan (Editor)
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"Pick up this glowing book as you're crawling through the rubble, and poem by poem and page by page you'll begin to know that you'll be okay. You're in there, and so are your friends. You won't starve, you're safe and strong thanks to all these proud, funny, violent, trembling words. Start memorizing. Cause the future is here and this stuff is true." -- Eileen Myles

The struggles of womanhood as seen by 41 contemporary poets, both newcomers and veterans, who take a stand for civil and reproductive rights. A collection with a feminist ethos that cuts across race, gender identity, and sexuality.

Creative activists have reacted to the 2016 Presidential election in myriad ways. Editors Danielle Barnhart and Iris Mahan have drawn on their profound knowledge of the poetry scene to put together an extraordinary list of poets taking a feminist stance against the new administration. What began as an informal collaboration of like-minded poets--to be released as a handbound chapbook--has grown into something far more substantial and ambitious: a fully fledged anthology of women's resistance, with proceeds supporting Planned Parenthood and the Center for Reproductive Rights.

Representing the complexity and diversity of contemporary womanhood and bolstering the fight to refute and resist racism, sexism, and violence, this collection unites powerful new writers, performers, and activists with established poets. Contributors include Elizabeth Acevedo, Sandra Beasley, Jan Beatty, Jericho Brown, Mahogany L. Browne, Danielle Chapman, Aracelis Girmay, Tyehiba Jess, Kimberly Johnson, Jacqueline Jones LaMon, Maureen N. McLane, Joyce Peseroff, Mary Ruefle, Trish Salah, Anne Waldman, and Rachel Zucker.

About the Author

DANIELLE BARNHART and IRIS MAHAN are the founding editors of Village of Crickets, a leading literary website. Danielle Barnhart is the recipient of the 2015 Donald Everett Axinn Award in Poetry, and coordinates programming for Adelphi University's MFA Program in Creative Writing. Iris Mahan is a graduate of Adelphi University's MFA Program, where she was the recipient of The Robert Muroff Scholarship in Creative Writing. She spends her days at The Center for Fiction (New York City), and her nights translating and writing poetry.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781944869793
ISBN-10: 1944869794
Publisher: OR Books
Publication Date: March 13th, 2018
Pages: 224
Language: English

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