Synopses & Reviews
A Poetry Book Society Special Commendation. This anthology charts the irrepressible growth and flowering of women's poetry in Britain and Ireland from the early 1970s to the 90s. Included are many distinctive female voices, no longer apologetic, but courageous, confident, and powerful voices of Eavan Boland, Eilean Ni Chuilleanain, Freda Downie, Carol Ann Duffy, U.A. Fanthorpe, Rita Ann Higgins, Kathleen Jamie, Elizabeth Jennings, Jenny Joseph, Jackie Kay, Medbh McGuckian, Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, Ruth Padel, Ruth Pitter, Deborah Randall, Carol Rumens, E.J. Scovell, Anne Stevenson, and many others.
A collection of poems by English and Irish writers includes such topics as love, growth, childhood, nature, aging, and women's issues.