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This exquisite anthology of potent poetry by women makes a glorious gift for word-lovers of all ages and genders.
Encompassing works from ancient sages, classic poets, well-known thinkers and emerging contemporary innovators from all walks of life, this involving, inclusive collection inspires, entertains, enthrals and emboldens. Alongside enjoying the work of widely-esteemed names (including Sappho, George Eliot, Sylvia Plath, Carol Ann Duffy, Jackie Kay, Christina Rosetti, Maya Angelou, Emily Dickinson and Margaret Atwood), it was a pleasure to discover contemporary poets whose work I shall seek out, among them Ruth Awola and Remi Graves, and lesser-known names from the past, for example Edith Södergran and Astrid Hjertenaes Andersen.
If the diversity of voices is rich, so too are the themes, with growing up, friendship, love, nature, body image and protest covered in staggering depth and diversity. This varied chorus of bold, incisive voices makes for a collection to be savoured and shared.
January 2019 Book of the Month
A stunning gift book containing 150 bold, brave and beautiful poems by women - from classic, well loved poets to innovative and bold modern voices. From suffragettes to school girls, from spoken word superstars to civil rights activists, from aristocratic ladies to kitchen maids, these are voices that deserve to be heard.
Collected by anthologist Ana Sampson She is Fierce: Brave, Bold and Beautiful Poems by Women contains an inclusive array of voices, from modern and contemporary poets. Immerse yourself in poems from Maya Angelou, Nikita Gill, Wendy Cope, Ysra Daley-Ward, Emily Bronte, Carol Ann Duffy, Fleur Adcock, Liz Berry, Jackie Kay, Hollie McNish, Imtiaz Dharker, Helen Dunmore, Emily Dickinson, Mary Oliver, Christina Rossetti, Margaret Atwood and Dorothy Parker, to name but a few!
Featuring short biographies of each poet, She is Fierce is a stunning collection and an essential addition to any bookshelf. The anthology is divided into the following sections: Roots and Growing Up Friendship Love Nature Freedom, Mindfulness and Joy Fashion, society and body image Protest, courage and resistance Endings
If you know a poetry lover then this new and beautiful collection would make a perfect Christmas gift! - Of Beauty and Nothingness
it would make a wonderful gift for any feminist reader or writer - For Books Sake
Women sometimes get overlooked in poetry anthologies, but She is Fierce more than makes up for it. - Independent
A deeper celebration of female wordsmiths you'll struggle to find -- Cyan Turan - Red
this is a collection to stir the blood and resonate in the bones. - Guardian
Covering everything from love and freedom to protest and body images, dip in and embrace words of beauty on a daily basis. Plus, it's a beauty to hold. - Stylist
|Publication date:||6th September 2018|
|Publisher:||Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4|
Ana studied English Literature at the University of Sheffield and gained a BA and MA before starting a career in publishing. She has worked in publicity in publishing for over fifteen years, both in-house for Random House, Kyle Books, Michael O'Mara Books and Quercus and on a freelance basis. She has worked on fiction, non-fiction, humour, science, history, cookery, gardening, health, children's and celebrity titles and many of her campaigns have helped propel books into the bestseller lists. Ana has contributed articles to publications including Writers' Market UK, The Book Lover's Companion (Michael O'Mara, 2012) and to newspapers and magazines. She ...More About Ana Sampson