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She is Fierce

Written by Ana Sampson

Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4 Poetry

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This exquisite anthology of potent poetry by women makes a glorious gift for word-lovers of all ages and genders

Brave, Bold and Beautiful Poems by Women

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.

Joanne Owen

She is Fierce Synopsis

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

She is Fierce Press Reviews

An outstanding collection of poetry for teenagers by a host of women writers, from Maya Angelou to Elizabeth Bishop. Lots of teen friendly topics are included - from growing up to friendship and courage. Ideal for the young feminist in your family. - Irish Independent

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9781529003154
Publication date: 6th February 2020
Author: Ana Sampson
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
Topics: Poetry

About Ana Sampson

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 ...

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