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A Poem of Her Own: Voices of American Women…

A Poem of Her Own: Voices of American Women Yesterday and Today

by Catherine Clinton

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I loved this book just because it was an easy read. I think it would be a great book to share with children. Not all of the poems are appropriate or even understandable for children but there are a few that they could understand.
1 vote omc10 | Oct 22, 2012 |
My favorites:
"The Brown Thrush" by Lucy Larcom
"I Sit and Sew" by Alice Dunbar-Nelson
"Poetry" by Marianne Moore
"Homage to My Hips" by Lucielle Clifton
"Lost Sster" by Cathy Song
"What Do Women Want" by Mary Jo Salter
"By Accident" by Julia Alvarezi
"Women Who Came Before Us" by Naomi Shihab Nye ( )
  mikitchenlady | Mar 26, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0810942402, Hardcover)

A groundbreaking collection--featuring four new poems by major poets

A Poem of Her Own brings together notable American works that convey the powerful spirit of mothers, sisters, and daughters throughout this nation's history. Among the poets included are luminaries such as Phillis Wheatley, Emily Dickinson, Gertrude Stein, and Sylvia Plath. Also featured are previously unpublished pieces by contemporary poets Julia Alvarez, Nikki Giovanni, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Marge Piercy.

Not intended as a survey but as a celebration of uniquely female perspectives, this compilation of 25 poems addresses difficult issues such as oppression and bigotry, and celebrates themes such as the pursuit of freedom, the triumph of democracy, and the splendor of the natural world. But most importantly, all of these selections provide unforgettable insights into the singular experience of being an American woman.

An introduction by editor Catherine Clinton and biographies of the poets complete this rich, much-needed collection.

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Presents a collection of more than twenty poems by American women published between 1678 and 2001.

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