Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism

Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism Review

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 authority. 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 a portion of proceeds supporting Planned Parenthood and the Center for Reproductive Rights.

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

Title:Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism
Edition Language:English

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  • Sara? (Ink Is My Sword)

    4 “Powerful experience” Stars“say, beautiful& point to the map of your bodysay, brave& were your skin like a gown or a suitsay, hero& cast yourself in the lead role///when a girl pronounces her ...

  • Dannii Elle

    As soon as I saw this book I knew I had to read it. I adored the cover. I adored the title. I adored the concept. And now, after I have finished reading it, I can safely say that I adored the content....

  • Schizanthus

    Dear Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism,It’s not you. It’s me. I tried to appreciate you for what you were but came to realise that you and I were simply not compatible. Not wanting to ...

  • Becky

    This is, first and foremost, a necessary and important piece of literature. It’s vital that material such as this is published because it gives people the voice that they should’ve been given long...

  • Devann

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalleyThis was a great anthology and I'm glad that I read it, but poetry is so hit or miss for me that while I enjoyed some poems in this collection, a lot ...

  • Basma  Amin

    I find it rare that I like an entire poetry collection, even more so when it's by multiple poets and this is one of those poetry books where I found myself either really enjoying some of the poems or ...

  • Zohal

    A big thank you to Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This was a quick but hard-hitting collection of poems. It is also the perfect example of inters...

  • The_reading_foodie

    Thanks to @netgalley and #orbooks for a free copy of #womenofresistance for my honest review. This is a collection of feminist poetry by 41 authors and edited by Danielle Barnhart and Iris Mahan. The ...

  • Danielle

    I knew I had to read this book right away. It's an anthology that has been beautifully formatted to promote feminist ideologies. Most of all to speak against racism, misogyny, cultural appropriation e...

  • Carol

    I'm floored by the variety of voices of the contributions, and perspectives represented. The photographs add to, rather than distract from, the text. My favorite poems were Sally Ride Speaks to the Sc...