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Claiming the Spirit Within: A Sourcebook of Women's Poetry

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Publisher Comments:

These offerings, many by internationally known poets, others appearing here for the first time in book form, reveal the healing power of human connection. Women grow up and grow old, defy conventions and limits, fall in love and out again, wonder at their own bodies, sing of the earth and sky. They pray, give birth, make tortillas, love, write, lust, and do laundry. Collectively, they try to make sense of suffering: estrangement, loneliness, infertility, miscarriage, illness, aging, and the death of loved ones, finding strength in shared lives and voices. With contributions by: Sandra Cisneros Lucille Clifton Toi Derricotte Tess Gallagher Jane Hirshfield Maxine Hong Kingston Maxine Kumin Naomi Shihab Nye Ann Sexton May Swenson

Synopsis:

Edited by best-selling author Marilyn Sewell, this rich and diverse anthology of more than 300 poems celebrates the sacredness of women's lives: the experiences that shape them, the relationships that sustain them, and the legacy that they build. In these poems, woman grow old, defy conventions and limits, fall in love and out again, wonder at their own bodies, and sing of the earth and sky. They pray, give birth, and make sense of suffering. As Sewell explains, Those who write these verses do so out of exquisite courage...... They show us how to live.

Synopsis:

Edited by best-selling author Marilyn Sewell, this rich and diverse anthology of more than 300 poems celebrates the sacredness of women's lives: the experiences that shape them, the relationships that sustain them, and the legacy that they build. In these poems, woman grow old, defy conventions and limits, fall in love and out again, wonder at their own bodies, and sing of the earth and sky. They pray, give birth, and make sense of suffering. As Sewell explains, "Those who write these verses do so out of exquisite courage...... They show us how to live."

About the Author

Marilyn Sewell is senior minister of the First Unitarian Church in Portland, Oregon, and editor of Cries of the Spirit (Beacon / 6849-7 / $20.00 pb) and Claiming the Spirit Within (Beacon / 6861-6 / $20.00 pb). She lives in Portland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807068618
Subtitle:
A Sourcebook of Women's Poetry
Editor:
Sewell, Marilyn
Editor:
Sewell, Marilyn
Author:
Sewell, Marilyn
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Women
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
General Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
January 2001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
345
Dimensions:
9.96x6.98x.98 in. 1.43 lbs.

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » Poetry
Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » Womens Poetry
Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » Anthologies
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Claiming the Spirit Within: A Sourcebook of Women's Poetry
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Product details 345 pages Beacon Press - English 9780807068618 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Edited by best-selling author Marilyn Sewell, this rich and diverse anthology of more than 300 poems celebrates the sacredness of women's lives: the experiences that shape them, the relationships that sustain them, and the legacy that they build. In these poems, woman grow old, defy conventions and limits, fall in love and out again, wonder at their own bodies, and sing of the earth and sky. They pray, give birth, and make sense of suffering. As Sewell explains, Those who write these verses do so out of exquisite courage...... They show us how to live.
"Synopsis" by ,
Edited by best-selling author Marilyn Sewell, this rich and diverse anthology of more than 300 poems celebrates the sacredness of women's lives: the experiences that shape them, the relationships that sustain them, and the legacy that they build. In these poems, woman grow old, defy conventions and limits, fall in love and out again, wonder at their own bodies, and sing of the earth and sky. They pray, give birth, and make sense of suffering. As Sewell explains, "Those who write these verses do so out of exquisite courage...... They show us how to live."
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