Women of Resistance

sub-heading:
Poems for a New Feminism
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  • 204 pages
  • Paperback ISBN 9781682191385
  • E-book ISBN 9781682191392
  • Publication March 2018

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A collection with a feminist ethos that cuts across race, gender identity, and sexuality.

Creative activists have reacted to the 2016 Presidential election in myriad ways. Editors Danielle Barnhart and Iris Mahan have drawn on their profound knowledge of the poetry scene to put together an extraordinary list of poets taking a feminist stance against the new authority. What began as an informal collaboration of like-minded poets—to be released as a handbound chapbook—has grown into something far more substantial and ambitious: a fully fledged anthology of women’s resistance, with portions of the proceeds having helped to support Planned Parenthood, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and most recently the Black Trans Protesters Emergency Fund.

Representing the complexity and diversity of contemporary womanhood and bolstering the fight against racism, sexism, and violence, this collection unites powerful new writers, performers, and activists with established poets. Contributors include Denice Frohman, Elizabeth Acevedo, Sandra Beasley, Jericho Brown, Mahogany L. Browne, Danielle Chapman, Tyehimba Jess, Kimberly Johnson, Jacqueline Jones LaMon, Maureen N. McLane, Joyce Peseroff, Mary Ruefle, Trish Salah, Patricia Smith, Anne Waldman, and Rachel Zucker.


“Here we have 49 women and men and queers and inter-sexuals throwing their everything at this moment in time when the patriarch is really shaking, and it looks like he’s about to tumble down. We’ve got this shiny new book. People are scared that nothing will be left after he falls except a bunch of poems. Pick up this glowing book as you’re crawling through the rubble, and poem by poem and page by page you’ll begin to know that you’ll be okay. You’re in there, and so are your friends. You won’t starve, you’re safe and strong thanks to all these proud, funny, violent, trembling words. Start memorizing. Cause the future is here and this stuff is true.”

—Eileen Myles

About The Author / Editor

Photograph courtesy Danielle Banhart Danielle Banhart is a writer, editor, and events curator. She is cofounder of the NYC-based literary community, Village of Crickets, and teaches creative writing at Adelphi University. Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism is the first in what she hopes to be a series of projects celebrating the power of collective voices in literary and other arts. She is currently writing her first novel, and spends her free time gardening and washing out her children’s paintbrushes.

Photograph courtesy Jeremy Paschall Iris Mahan is a writer, translator, and devourer of all things books. She is cofounder of the NYC-based literary community, Village of Crickets, and is a poetry editor at Flock Lit. She works in the literary arts world as a nonprofit development specialist, most recently at PEN America and The Center for Fiction, and believes in the power of fundraising as means of activism.

Read An Excerpt

after

after Danez Smith, with a line by Ol’ Dirty Bastard by Safia Elhillo if you read this in red maybe i didn’t survive every day i go missing one eyelash at a time or sometimes all at once & in the heaven for blackgirls gone away we walk in & out of rivers & wear our good silks our good brown velvet bodies dripping with sunlight we sprout leaves & no one decides for us to cut or keep them we bear fruit & self-sustain we tread water we pluck the moon for our hair & another grows in its place we are sistered or unsistered but never again to a dead thing somewhere a rope turns & turns & our feet never touch the ground somewhere a song plays & plays & names us with each touch of a needle to our round black surfaces i’m hanging out /partying/with girls/that never die

To the Woman Crying Uncontrollably in the Next Stall

by Kim Addonizio If you ever woke in your dress at 4am ever closed your legs to someone you loved opened them for someone you didn’t moved against a pillow in the dark stood miserably on a beach seaweed clinging to your ankles paid good money for a bad haircut backed away from a mirror that wanted to kill you bled into the back seat for lack of a tampon if you swam across a river under rain sang using a dildo for a microphone stayed up to watch the moon eat the sun entire ripped out the stitches in your heart because why not if you think nothing & no one can / listen I love you joy is coming

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Women of Resistance

sub-heading:
Poems for a New Feminism
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about the bookabout

A collection with a feminist ethos that cuts across race, gender identity, and sexuality.

Creative activists have reacted to the 2016 Presidential election in myriad ways. Editors Danielle Barnhart and Iris Mahan have drawn on their profound knowledge of the poetry scene to put together an extraordinary list of poets taking a feminist stance against the new authority. What began as an informal collaboration of like-minded poets—to be released as a handbound chapbook—has grown into something far more substantial and ambitious: a fully fledged anthology of women’s resistance, with portions of the proceeds having helped to support Planned Parenthood, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and most recently the Black Trans Protesters Emergency Fund.

Representing the complexity and diversity of contemporary womanhood and bolstering the fight against racism, sexism, and violence, this collection unites powerful new writers, performers, and activists with established poets. Contributors include Denice Frohman, Elizabeth Acevedo, Sandra Beasley, Jericho Brown, Mahogany L. Browne, Danielle Chapman, Tyehimba Jess, Kimberly Johnson, Jacqueline Jones LaMon, Maureen N. McLane, Joyce Peseroff, Mary Ruefle, Trish Salah, Patricia Smith, Anne Waldman, and Rachel Zucker.


“Here we have 49 women and men and queers and inter-sexuals throwing their everything at this moment in time when the patriarch is really shaking, and it looks like he’s about to tumble down. We’ve got this shiny new book. People are scared that nothing will be left after he falls except a bunch of poems. Pick up this glowing book as you’re crawling through the rubble, and poem by poem and page by page you’ll begin to know that you’ll be okay. You’re in there, and so are your friends. You won’t starve, you’re safe and strong thanks to all these proud, funny, violent, trembling words. Start memorizing. Cause the future is here and this stuff is true.”

—Eileen Myles

About The Author / Editor

Photograph courtesy Danielle Banhart Danielle Banhart is a writer, editor, and events curator. She is cofounder of the NYC-based literary community, Village of Crickets, and teaches creative writing at Adelphi University. Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism is the first in what she hopes to be a series of projects celebrating the power of collective voices in literary and other arts. She is currently writing her first novel, and spends her free time gardening and washing out her children’s paintbrushes.

Photograph courtesy Jeremy Paschall Iris Mahan is a writer, translator, and devourer of all things books. She is cofounder of the NYC-based literary community, Village of Crickets, and is a poetry editor at Flock Lit. She works in the literary arts world as a nonprofit development specialist, most recently at PEN America and The Center for Fiction, and believes in the power of fundraising as means of activism.

Read An Excerpt

after

after Danez Smith, with a line by Ol’ Dirty Bastard by Safia Elhillo if you read this in red maybe i didn’t survive every day i go missing one eyelash at a time or sometimes all at once & in the heaven for blackgirls gone away we walk in & out of rivers & wear our good silks our good brown velvet bodies dripping with sunlight we sprout leaves & no one decides for us to cut or keep them we bear fruit & self-sustain we tread water we pluck the moon for our hair & another grows in its place we are sistered or unsistered but never again to a dead thing somewhere a rope turns & turns & our feet never touch the ground somewhere a song plays & plays & names us with each touch of a needle to our round black surfaces i’m hanging out /partying/with girls/that never die

To the Woman Crying Uncontrollably in the Next Stall

by Kim Addonizio If you ever woke in your dress at 4am ever closed your legs to someone you loved opened them for someone you didn’t moved against a pillow in the dark stood miserably on a beach seaweed clinging to your ankles paid good money for a bad haircut backed away from a mirror that wanted to kill you bled into the back seat for lack of a tampon if you swam across a river under rain sang using a dildo for a microphone stayed up to watch the moon eat the sun entire ripped out the stitches in your heart because why not if you think nothing & no one can / listen I love you joy is coming

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