50 WHISPERS: Poems By Extraordinary Women
by Abriana Jetté
(Stay Thirsty Press, An Imprint of Stay Thirsty Publishing, A Division of Stay Thirsty Media, Inc.)
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A SPECIAL SELECTION OF POEMS FOR WOMEN BY THE GREAT WOMEN POETS, INCLUDING EMILY DICKINSON, EMILY BRONTË, JANE AUSTEN, ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING, GERTRUDE STEIN, H.D. AND MANY MORE.
As I put together this anthology, three mantras resounded in my head: My sisters' words are my words. My sisters' words are my words, so I must do them justice. My sisters' words are my words, so I must choose the words that speak closest to my beliefs.
I share this mantra with you because I believe it is important to understand that I do not intend for this book to reflect a historical reading or academic inquiry of the history of the female, antifeminism, and/or suffragist culture. There are plenty of fine scholars who have already done the research, specified research, on individual poets and years and social constructs that circle back to the power of the female: I encourage you to do that reading. Rather, this is a book designed by a poet, who is also a woman, with the intention of creating a protected space for the dynamic, lyrical, and heart-wrenching female voices of the past to mingle together.
For many, womanhood is an inescapable myth, a lifetime of predetermined emotions and values and categories in which many do not fit: girlhood, sisterhood, motherhood. These poems speak to each other in that they fill the others' grooves; the way they move on the page and in the mouth echoes the sentiments of the past to pave the sounds of the future. The individual history of each one of these women is made possible because of the ones who came prior, thus they are intertwined. Some of these women, like Gertrude Stein, Emily Dickinson, or H.D. are still celebrated in literary circles today. Others like Lady Kasa or Helen Gray Cone have hid in the shadows: this is their place to shine. In a way, this anthology was created so that these exquisite and already intertwined deserving female poets finally had a safe ...
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