Women's Work Modern Women Poets
Three years in the making, and with over 250 contributors, this generous selection of poetry by women with an emphasis on twentieth-century poetry in English features poets from the USA, Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Australia, and New Zealand.
In these 'Post-Feminist' times, is there a need for such a book? Is the literary establishment still as dominated by men as it once was? Who gets to decide the canon? Eva Salzman opens Women's Work with a lively polemic, making the case for the women-only anthology with characteristic wit and flair.
Arranged by thematic chapters that touch on various aspects of modern life, this anthology aims to be a touchstone of women's thoughts and experiences; to be entertaining and relevant as well as inclusive and representative of some of the best poetry published now. A thorough section devoted to author biographical details and credits will be of use to scholars and the curious who desire to read more work by the poets included.