Poetry, for Anzaldua, becomes a liminal space of self-creation, where she can theorize, legitimize and fight for her own identity. Her voice, which speaks power, has reverberated with generation after generation of women.
That woman walking insider her is a white mirror like a freezer with a sticky wave of slow, red blood. It is filled with swimming infants like a morning sea, teeming with fish. While delving into a poem by Kim Hyesoon, the first thing one notices is her striking imagery, and the power she has of creating unknown worlds nesting within known worlds. Kim uses her literary power to create magnificent worlds, built autonomously, which the reader is invited to visit.
In Red Scissor-Woman, she crafts birth-giving in the unsuspecting modes of horror and power. These juxtapositions make her voice distinct and resounding.
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Quite a bit of her work has been translated and can be accessed in different European languages. I hope the words of these incredible women have inspired you. I could have easily made a list of 10! Who are some of your favourite poets?
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Isobel Edwards. Smith is in tremendous company, as a bevy of Black women are publishing new books of poetry, sharing their art, wisdom, and vision of life with the world. We spotlight seven poets whose work shows us the way that verse can transform the way we understand ourselves, each other, and life itself.
Influenced by Lucille Clifton and Gwendolyn Brooks, much of her writing explores Blackness, womanhood, and the city of Chicago. Reprinted with permission from Haymarket Books, Chicago, Il. Eve L. Ewing is a writer, scholar, artist, and educator from Chicago. Her intense, direct, and powerful voice shows how poetry can be used as a means to mediate the complexities and challenges of life itself. The author of bone , Daly-Ward has become a powerful voice of Black womanhood, speaking of her experiences and wisdom gleaned from growing up as a first-generation British woman of African and Caribbean heritage.
Aja Monet is a Caribbean-American poet, performer, and educator from Brooklyn. Mahogany L. Tracy K. Written as an elegy to her father, one of the engineers on the Hubble Space Telescope, Smith takes on the mysteries of existence with her sweeping verse, casting us into an epic journey that firmly returns us to beauty of Earth. Reprinted with the permission of Graywolf Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dazed media sites. I want poems my grandma wants to tell the ladies at church about. I want orange potato words soaking in the pot til their skins fall off, words you burn your tongue on, words on sale two for one, words that keep my feet dry.
I want to hold a poem in my fist in the alley just in case.