Danielle Barnhart,Iris Mahan

Women of Resistance

A collection with a feminist ethos that cuts across race, gender identity, and sexuality.
Creative activists have reacted to the 2016 Presidential election in myriad ways. Editors Danielle Barnhart and Iris Mahan have drawn on their profound knowledge of the poetry scene to put together an extraordinary list of poets taking a feminist stance against the new authority. What began as an informal collaboration of like-minded poets—to be released as a handbound chapbook—has grown into something far more substantial and ambitious: a fully fledged anthology of women’s resistance, with a portion of proceeds supporting Planned Parenthood and the Center for Reproductive Rights.
Representing the complexity and diversity of contemporary womanhood and bolstering the fight against racism, sexism, and violence, this collection unites powerful new writers, performers, and activists with established poets. Contributors include Denice Frohman, Elizabeth Acevedo, Sandra Beasley, Jericho Brown, Mahogany L. Browne, Danielle Chapman, Tyehimba Jess, Kimberly Johnson, Jacqueline Jones LaMon, Maureen N. McLane, Joyce Peseroff, Mary Ruefle, Trish Salah, Patricia Smith, Anne Waldman, and Rachel Zucker.
105 printed pages
Original publication
OR Books


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    Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted2 months ago
    There is a gap in my memory here. I am grateful.
    Daniela Servínhas quoted5 months ago
    if this poem is the only thing that survives


    tell them i grew a new tongue

    tell them i built me a throne

    tell them when we discovered life on another planet

    it was a woman
    Evelina Todorovahas quoted6 months ago
    i heard a woman becomes herself

    the first time she speaks

    without permission

    then, every word out of her mouth

    a riot

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