A fierce brightness: twenty-five years of women's poetry
Twenty-five years of prize-winning poetry selected from CALYX Journal. This outstanding collection presents a diversity of poets who illuminate a poetic tradition in women's literature that was submerged during much of the 20th-century. Here women's voices pierce that obscurity with a fierce and dazzling brightness that is expansive, fertile, joyous, and powerful. Included among the more than 50 poets are: Julia Alvarez, Anna Akhmatova, Olga Broumas, Chitra Divakaruni, Marilyn Hacker, Barbara Kingsolver, Sharon Olds, Molly Peacock, Eleanor Wilner, Wislawa Szymborska, and Elizabeth Woody. The Stream of It They might say, a white bird in the snow, And study it for years. When the lacquer bucket breaks, water is everywhere. But water already is everywhere, & sa The binding shadow, orange, of an orange peel; sky painted through the hip of a cow. What the painters learn is a river, eye to hand, the color of earth & mind the same, & its shadow. Still it's an unending struggle to put it down, even the best of them leaving palettes like battlefields- an unending struggle just to see what is, when vision keeps breaking like water across a stone, a constant rushing, and light is a salmon, always returning, blindly, to its source. -Jane Hirshfield "From here will come our literary heritage."-John Berry, Editor-in-chief, Library Journal Margarita Donnellyis a founding editor of CALYX. She received the American Book Award for editing The Forbidden Stitch. She has co-edited four other anthologies for CALYX Books that include: Women and Aging, Florilegia, A Line of Cutting Women, and Bearing Witness/ Sobreviviendo. Beverly McFarlandis Senior Editor of CALYX. Micki Reamanis Managing Editor of CALYX.
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