Sixty poems by fifty-five different twentieth-century women poets have been selected in this remarkable anthology celebrating the power and strength of women. Drawing on poets both familiar (Gwendolyn Brooks, Adrienne Rich, Dorothy Parker, Lucille Clifton, Sylvia Plath) and less well-known, this collection traces women's diverse experiences through the turbulent years of this century and represents voices from many different cultures, including Native American, African-American, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Indian, and Nigerian.
Quirky, moving, surprising, amusing--these poems let women speak for themselves about love and war, work and play, marriage and family, power and ambition. With striking black-and-white photographs, a preface, and a handy index of titles and first lines, this elegant compilation makes the ideal introduction to poetry, women's studies, and history for young-adult readers.
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Published February 1, 2000
by Dutton Juvenile.
Children's Books, Literature & Fiction.