The Work Of Women Poets Is Often Overlooked In Anthologies, And Collections Of Love Poetry Are No Exception This Delightful And Highly Original Collection Shows That On The Subject Of Romantic And Sexual Love, Women Can Be Just As Eloquent As Men If Not So Here, The Bitter And The Sweet Mingle As Women From The Last Five Hundred Years Write About Jealousy, Fickleness, Exhilaration, The Pain Of Parting, And The Transience Of Love Revealed Is Poetry Which Has Been Largely Invisible Since The Fifteenth Century Surprises From Women Better Known For Other Things, Like Elizabeth I And E Nesbit Classics Old And New From Names Including Margaret Atwood, Wendy Cope, Anne Sexton, Carol Ann Duffy, Erica Jong, Amy Lowell, Stevie Smith, Emily Dickinson, Christina Rossetti, Emily Bronte, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Edith Wharton, Adrienne Rich, Katherine Mansfield, George Eliot, And Dorothy Parker. Love poems from women across the centuries So great Some are hilarious Others are stupid Others are beautiful Good to take somewhere like to the top of a mountain with friends and read out loud Yay public library Some gems in here that are new to me But too many old poems for my liking, the kind that are in old fashioned English indecipherable to one as impatient as myself There are other poetry anthologies I would recommend over this one.
- 256 pages
- No Bliss Like This: Five Centuries of Love Poems by Women
- Jill Hollis
- 24 June 2018 Jill Hollis