Category: Womens Poetry

  • Hotfoot Sally and Firefoot Sue:Girlfriend Reflections on by Darcel Dillard- Suite,Tracy Douglas-Humphreys

    By Darcel Dillard- Suite,Tracy Douglas-Humphreys

    female friend reflections is a non fiction booklet of poetry and essays that commemorate lifestyles love and religion. It empowers, educates and informs the reader approximately existence offerings and classes realized. an outstanding learn for women and men looking a good examine existence, religion, family members and issues of the heart.
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  • Sunflowers and Silver Birch: A Memoir by Phoebe Hesketh

    By Phoebe Hesketh

    popular Lancashire poet, writer and journalist Phoebe Hesketh writes her existence tale in vibrant detail.

    Born in 1909, she describes her youth opposed to the backdrop of the 1st global battle, revealing an innate love of nature and an advent to social understanding from her famous suffragette aunt Edith Rigby. Spartan boarding faculties in her adolescent years culminate with attendance at Cheltenham girls' collage, and he or she costs with a wry smile: 'hard beds, difficult chairs and scant rations have been strong for the soul.'

    Once out of faculty, Phoebe recollects her lifestyles as she meets the tasks of maturity. From the lack of her mom and dad, to her personal marriage and kids, and the entire amusement and unhappiness that lies therein, she continually writes in a forthright demeanour, sharing every little thing along with her readers. there is not any doubt it really is from those emotional and infrequently life-changing reports that she turns into capable of write so inspirationally; leaving an grand legacy of either poetry and prose.

    Her writing occupation is interwoven along her own studies. Her first poetry anthology used to be released in 1939 and he or she additionally turned the Women's web page Editor for a neighborhood newspaper. She wrote scripts for BBC radio and tv, turned a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and used to be offered the Greenwood Prize by means of the Poetry Society on events. In 1990 she was once offered an Honorary Fellowship via the collage of valuable Lancashire.

    Phoebe lived to the age of ninety six, and her compelling life-story has been edited posthumously by way of her daughter Catherine Robinson, with the inclusion of images exhibiting many of the characters that go through the pages.
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  • Winter Fox by Nicole K. Whittington

    By Nicole K. Whittington

    "Winter Fox," is a poetry booklet that explores residing existence with psychological ailment.
    The thought for the identify, "Winter Fox," got here to me while I observed a video of a fox looking within the wintry weather. The fox used to be a bit orange creature in a sea of white, clean snow. The fox needed to locate foodstuff in an effort to live on, so it dug down prior the white snow to the floor under it, the place it used to be in a position to hunt for what it had to live to tell the tale. This act jogged my memory a great deal of the fight that comes alongside psychological health problems. occasionally it is exceptionally tough to determine something earlier the white clean snow, (The melancholy, anxiousness, etc.) yet we should always remind ourselves that there's extra on the planet than that. an entire lifestyles packed with issues which could support us live to tell the tale during the winters of psychological disorder, we simply should not quit, we simply need to dig.
    The objective of "Winter Fox," is three-fold. to start with it was once a healing approach for me to discover lifestyles with psychological affliction whereas additionally developing anything tangible within the procedure. Secondly, i needed to put up "Winter Fox," simply because i need others who're being affected by psychological disease to appreciate that they're no longer on my own; that somebody else stocks their emotions in addition. finally, i might prefer to aid raise the stigma of speaking approximately psychological disease in our society. such a lot of folks fight, and the fewer we speak about it, the extra humans consider on my own, undergo in silence, or worse. it is time to commence those conversations.
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  • The Secret Signature of Things by Eve Joseph

    By Eve Joseph

    a lot of this poised and luminous e-book is rooted in an concept of epiphany, a classy of daily incarnation; now not the unexpected and profound manifestation of essence or that means, however the smaller steps taken towards it. The moments within which, as Joyce writes, “the soul of the most common object…seems to us radiant.” If epiphanies are for theologians, maybe the little steps in the direction of them are for poets like Eve Joseph, and for we all who try to see past the names we provide issues to the names they provide themselves.
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  • Kelp Song by Cecilie Klingenberg,Josee Lanoue

    By Cecilie Klingenberg,Josee Lanoue

    Kelp track is a suite of city myth poetry.
    It follows a girl who simply moved right into a city the place her mother’s ghost has a few unfinished enterprise, a scraggly cat referred to as Melinoe, shimmer that sticks to every thing and a sigil on each doorway.
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  • Honey Surviving Oil by Chan Plett

    By Chan Plett

    Honey Surviving Oil, from newcomer Chan Plett, overflows with romantic ghost tales, sensual encounters with the wildlife, and love songs approximately lengthy seashore, l. a., and San Francisco. Lyrical with Neruda-esque fantasies and Brautiganian wit, those poems are dream-like epiphanies. they start on the threshold of feeling, and lead the reader into the main surreal and delicate chambers of the self.


    "A entire, sprawling panorama that slowly finds itself...raw and unyielding."—Tom Philip, Contributor for GQ and the hot Yorker


    "In an alternative the USA, one the place Anne Sexton used to be nonetheless alive, Joni Mitchell used to be nonetheless strumming her guitar, and Lee Miller was once nonetheless taking photos, Chan Plett will be the nation’s Poet Laureate. Her poems are fragile portals right into a panorama jam-packed with magic and longing, the place ladies “wear garters of sea leaves”, and fans “listen to the dead/calling in from bed room windows.” Honey Surviving Oil represents the arriving of a significant new voice in American Poetry, as magnificent a e-book as i've got learn in numerous years."—Kareem Tayyar, writer of Magic Carpet Poems and within the Footsteps of the Silver King
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  • On the Desire to Levitate: Poems (Hollis Summers Poetry by Alison Powell

    By Alison Powell

    On the will to Levitate is the 1st selection of poems through Alison Powell. This impressive assortment contains shiny, unflinching meditations on getting older, mythology, poetry, and kin. In tight, dependent traces that trade among homage and elegy, those poems discover recognized topics with a rebellious eye: a defeated Hercules and a sour Eurydice, a sympathetic Lucifer, and generations of adolescent women as legendary adventurers relocating inside a liked yet confining Midwest. but in Powell's skillful fingers, complication by no means overtakes: as pass judgement on Charles Hood writes, “There's usually a scrumptious humor during this paintings, and continually a deep and lasting integrity.”



    Winner of the 2013 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize
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  • May Swenson: Collected Poems: (Library of America #239) by May Swenson,Langdon Hammer

    By May Swenson,Langdon Hammer

    In occasion of the centenary of may perhaps Swenson’s start, The Library of the USA offers a one-volume version of the entire poems that Swenson released in her lifetime—from her first assortment Another Animal (1954) to the leading edge formed poems of Iconographs (1970) to her ultimate paintings In different phrases (1987)—as good as a range of formerly uncollected paintings. the gathering unearths the sweeping compass of Swenson’s interest: nature poems reveal her willing statement of flora and fauna; exuberant and erotic love poems have a good time attractiveness and keenness; position poems checklist her travels to the yank Southwest, France, and Italy and her place of abode in long island urban and Sea Cliff, ny; verse “analyses” examine baseball, wave movement, the DNA molecule, bronco busting, James Bond video clips, and the 1st stroll at the moon. Swenson used to be an inveterate reviser: poems in prior volumes have been often transformed for inclusion in later volumes, similar to To combine with Time (1963) and New and chosen issues happening (1978). whereas maintaining the order of e-book, this quantity provides the author’s ultimate or definitive model. considerable textual editions and identify adjustments are specific within the notes to the volume.
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  • Lyrics of My Heart by Jessica Spraggins

    By Jessica Spraggins

    an grand e-book of Poetry! Jessica Spraggins has captured the essence of a tender woman's reports from formative years to maturity. there are such a lot of ups and downs in lifestyles and love. There are the ups and downs of formative years love that was once misplaced or by no means particularly earnings, the lack of innocence, the gaining of energy. those are the lyrics that the guts sings to accommodate the pain.
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  • Flying with Broken Feathers by Naomi J. Johnson

    By Naomi J. Johnson

    Naomi Johnson's newest contribution to Tayen Lane Publishing is FLYING WITH damaged FEATHERS, to be able to debut this coming Fall 2014.

    FLYING WITH damaged FEATHERS is an anthology of unique poems which kinds a story of family violence, get away, therapeutic and restoration. Weaving via this narrative are subject matters round nature and spirituality. Flying With damaged Feathers is reflective of the author’s trip via captivity and abuse, via melancholy and post-traumatic rigidity; that area sooner than the truth of resurrection units in, within which grief and anger are paramount. The reader is drawn via this darkness to the purpose of therapeutic and rebirth.

    Naomi’s earliest thoughts are of books and phrases, and of enjoying at writing even sooner than she knew how. A social employee, singer and author, she lives in Newcastle, at the mid-east coast of Australia, and takes nice savour the wonderful thing about the beach and the wildlife round her, a lot of which appears to be like in her poetry and different writing. Naomi is a survivor of household violence, and her creativity and love of track, in addition to her robust spirituality, have helped her during the adventure of break out and therapeutic. Naomi sings within the choir of Christ Church Cathedral, and spends as a lot time as attainable with books and her choir friends.
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