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  1. says:

    I readily admit that I don t really know how to read poetry books I must also confess that I am not likely the target audience for this book So take this review with a hefty dose of skepticism.I m not sure I agree with the editorial direction of this book The title claims it is a book of women poets In that, I suppose it has lived up to its purpose There are women poets in this book, and a lot of women poets I really enjoyed the fact that for almost all of the poets included in the book, there is also a brief paragraph or two of biographical highlights of her life I probably enjoyed those biographical notes even than many of the poems Which brings me to what I didn t like about the book The selection of poems And perhaps of poets It felt like the selection had to do with the idea that the poet was a woman from a certain area and time than that her poetry demanded to be included Perhaps it is only because something is lost in translation Perhaps it is because with just a poem or two you can t really get a feel for her work Or perhaps it really was the case that the poems weren t very good I guess if you want to read a sample of poems from all ages and places, this book is a pretty good start But if you want to read good poetry, perhaps your time would better be spent elsewhere.That s not to say that there weren t a lot of great poems included in the book There were some real gems But I did feel I had to wade through a lot of mediocre or uninspired poems to get to the gems I suppose I can t complain it was probably worth it But I have to admit that I found myself really getting excited about the book only about the time I got to English speaking poets born after about the turn of the nineteenth century That was where I found fewer and fewer poems that just left me scratching my head, and and poems that felt like good poetry Yeah So blame me for being a male And English speaking And a product of my times.

  2. says:

    An excellent smorgasbord of poetry by and to some extent for women, arranged chronologically and to some extent geographically from Ancient Egypt through to the late twentieth century This book is both a good overview and a good sampler I have noted the names of several poets to investigate further some I had heard of, others are obscure, and some had a time in the limelight but are now often criminally neglected A welcome addition to any shelf of poetry books.

  3. says:

    It s not a huge anthology, but for its size, I felt like it was very comprehensive I particularly appreciated the very careful attention and prominence given to women writing all over the world not just in the English tradition I ve never read Kenyan, Nepalese, or Peruvian women poets before I m thankful that this little compendium gave me that opportunity.

  4. says:

    Very comprehensive curation for its size Great reference to discover women poets of the world, one country at a time.

  5. says:

    I didn t finish it, because i had to return it But what i read really liked.

  6. says:

    Generally I found I preferred the poetry of the earlier writers to that of the modern writers I LOVED the biographies It was really fascinating what little tidbits were included about some ladies lives.

  7. says:

    I have marked the pages, noted, bent, cracked the spine.It s been read and reread and still I find gems It a very decent anthology and overall I m pleased.

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