Book, Review

Women of Resistance

Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism is an anthology of poetry compiled by Danielle Barnhart and Iris Bahan.

The anthology comprises of work from a myriad of different poets from varying backgrounds and the style varies throughout the book, despite this the five sections each flow well from poem to poem. The introduction describes it as a “collection of truths” which I’d agree with; a lot of these poems reference or are in response to recent events and all of them are extremely topical.

My personal favourites included “The Children’s Chorus” and “The Ride Home”; they were both so raw and powerful; also “To The Woman Crying Uncontrollably In The Next Stall”, mainly because I loved the title before I’d even read it.  As with any anthology of poetry there were some I wasn’t so keen on but overall I enjoyed it, and gave it 4 stars.

Women of Resistance is released on 13th March.  Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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