A Fierce Brightness: Twenty-five Years of Women's Poetry
Margarita Donnelly, Beverly McFarland, Micki Reaman
CALYX Books, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 217 pages
Poetry. Twenty-five years' 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 Akhamatova, Olga Broumas, Chitra Divakaruni, Marilyn Hacker, Barbara Kingsolver, Sharon Olds, Molly Peacock, Eleanor Wilner, Wislawa Szymorska, and Elizabeth Woody. "From here will come our literary heritage"-John Berry, Editor-in chief, Library Journal. "When the lacquer bucket breaks, / water is everywhere./ But water already is everywhere, / & sa< this much I understand/ or hope"-Jane Hirshfield, from "The Stream of It."
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