Feminist Poetry Book Inspo for World Poetry Day

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Poetry comes in all shapes and forms- from the sonnets of Shakespeare or crude rhymes scrawled on bathroom stalls, to your favorite pop song or a cheeky limerick.

That’s why we’re celebrating World Poetry Day! It’s a day to rejoice in all things rhyme and verse, and appreciate its impact on the world.

To mark the occasion, we’ve gathered 4 feminist poetry anthologies detailing what it means to be a woman and our place in the world. Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned dramatist, there’s something here for you.

There Are Girls Like Lions

Poems About Being A Woman - a collection of authors.

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There Are Girls Like Lions is a collection of 30 empowering poems celebrating womanhood through the lenses of relationships, motherhood, and more. Contributors include The Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood, American Book Award winner Kimiko Hahn, and Salt Hill Poetry Award winner Rachel Zucker.

the witch doesn’t burn in this one 

Amanda Lovelace

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This is the second book in Lovelace’s Women Are Some Kind of Magic series, which honors all that women can do when they persevere. In this volume, Lovelace details the importance of resilience and not conforming society’s expectations of who women should be.

She Must Be Mad 

Charly Cox

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Instagram phenomenon Charly Cox’s debut She Must Be Mad has been remarked as an ideal coming-of-age collection. Cox, a mental health champion, was named as one of Elle magazine’s power players and has been published in Refinery29. She Must Be Mad explores love, isolation, and growing up. Did we mention it was the bestselling poetry debut of 2018?

Eighteen Years 

Madisen Kuhn

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A collection of 220+ poems, Eighteen Years details the emotions that come with every woman’s life journey, while offering encouragement. Vulnerable and poignant, this anthology was made to be digested slowly as a comfort companion.


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