Poems from the Women's Movement

Poems from the Women's Movement

by Honor Moore (Editor)

Hardcover(New Edition)

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“In 1965, Sylvia Plath’s posthumous Ariel took the literary world by storm with its fierce and undeniably female voice. For the next 15 years, America saw a historic outpouring of women’s poetry supported by and supporting the women’s movement. As editor Moore points out, poetry was vital to the movement, articulating previously unexpressed lives, empowering others as the poets found their own power. . . . And all who missed these missiles and epistles then will find them still demanding and invigorating.”—Booklist (starred review)

“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? / The world would split open.” These lines by Muriel Rukeyser epitomize the spirit that animated a whole generation of women poets, from the 1960s to the 1980s, who in exploring the unspoken truths of their lives sparked a literary revolution. Honor Moore’s anthology presents fifty-eight poets whose work defines an era, among them Sylvia Plath, Adrienne Rich, Anne Sexton, Sonia Sanchez, May Swenson, Alice Walker, Audre Lorde, Anne Waldman, Sharon Olds, Diane Di Prima, Lucille Clifton, Judy Grahn, Alice Notley, and Eileen Myles. Here is a fresh and revelatory look at a crucial time in American poetry that presents the full range of its themes and approaches and a generous sampling of its most compelling voices.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781598530421
Publisher: Library of America
Publication date: 04/02/2009
Series: American Poets Project Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 967,148
Product dimensions: 4.80(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Honor Moore is the author of the poetry collections DarlingRed Shoes, and Memoir, and she edited Amy Lowell: Selected Poems for the American Poets Project. She is the author most recently of the critically acclaimed memoir The Bishop’s Daughter: A Memoir.

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