For centuries women have written about love with passion, humour, frustration and despair; but never before have their voices come together as in this exhilarating and timeless compendium. Here are love poems in all their true, subversive drama, delicately arranged according to a balance of moods and modes: of argument and lyric, joke and passionate utterance, rejection, rage and ecstacy. Poets, well-known and obscure, ancient and modern - from Sappho to Akhamotova,Patti Smith to Selima Hill, Sylvia Plath to Alice Walker - all challenge the traditional perception of women as muse and object of desire, and magnificently transcend it.
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(197mm x 126mm x 20mm)
Virago Press Ltd
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Author Biography - Wendy Mulford
Wendy Mulford is the author of eight collections of poetry and several works of prose. She founded Street Editions Press in 1972, and has done many readings and taken part in Festivals in Britain and abroad for many years. She has taught, amongst other places, at Thames Polytechnic. She has one daughter.