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Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence

Wiseman Ph.D., Laura Madeline

Editore: Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013
ISBN 10: 0615772781 / ISBN 13: 9780615772783
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Titolo: Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender ...

Casa editrice: Hyacinth Girl Press

Data di pubblicazione: 2013

Legatura: Soft cover

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Riassunto: The anthology Women Write Resistances: Poets Resist Gender Violence (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013) views poetry as a transformative art. By deploying techniques to challenge narratives about violence against women and making alternatives to that violence visible, the over 100 women American poets in this anthology intervene in the ways gender violence is perceived in American culture. The critical introduction frames the intellectual work behind the building of the anthology by describing how poets break silence, disrupt narratives, and use strategic anger to resist for change. Poetry of resistance distinguishes itself by a persuasive rhetoric that asks readers to act. The anthology collects poems by Alicia Ostriker, Maureen Seaton, Judy Grahn, Hadara Bar-Nadav, Ellen Bass, Kristy Bowen, Allison Hedge Coke, Jehanne Dubrow, Leslie Adrienne Miller, Khadijah Queen, Hilda Raz, Evie Shockley, Margo Taft Stever, Judith Vollmer, Rosemary Winslow, and many, many more.

Dal retro di copertina: "One of the most pernicious forms of violence enacted against women is the silencing of those who have been violated and abused.  The poems in Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence constitute a collective shout of alarm and defiance in the face of such silencing.  The voices are rich in power, nuance, raw honesty, and unquestionable grace and beauty.  This generous and ambitious anthology is a gathering of necessary and affirming poems written by some of the best poets writing in America today." ~ Kwame Dawes, author of Duppy Conqueror (Copper Canyon Press, 2013) and editor of Prairie Schooner

"Recent events such as Congress' failure to renew the Violence Against Women Act,  or politicians' ignorant statements  about rape, or the US press' shock over rape in India  (as if such things do not happen in the U.S.) all demonstrate the pressing need for continuing education about violence against women.  Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence is the perfect resource for such education,  ideal for use in introductory and advanced Gender and Women's Studies courses.  The more than 100 poems  give fresh insight into women's experience of  various types of violence- war, rape, domestic abuse, incest, intimidation-- and their  social contexts,  while reflecting on root causes of violence, methods of resistance, and visions for a world without violence.  The overall effect of women's voices is powerful, moving the reader beyond the dichotomy of victim versus survivor, to resistance through words and action.  The critical introductory essay draws on recent feminist theory to reflect on how this transformation occurs through such techniques as breaking silence, disrupting traditional narratives, language sassing, and the strategic use of anger. The book reminds everyone that violence against women is still unfortunately a prominent part of our society, while giving tools that enhance understanding and resistance." ~ Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy, editor of Women's Studies for the Future (Rutgers, 2005) and co-author of Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold (Routledge, 1993)

" Women Write Resistance draws us into a world of pain and oppression, but also hope. Words often fail to describe the violence women endure. However, through poetry, these women capture the trauma experienced by so many. The stories of abuse painted in the poems leave a haunting legacy and dare us to stand up against the violence. Their survival and courage to speak out gives us hope that change can happen." ~ Nancy Berns, author of Framing the Victim: Domestic Violence Media and Social Problems (Aldine Transaction, 2004) and Closure (Temple University, 2011)

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