These Are Not Sweet Girls

These Are Not Sweet Girls

Latin American Women Poets

Book - 1994
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Perseus Publishing
"Flowing effortlessly from the erotic to the political...Agosin has chosen poems that delight and inspire." --Ms. Magazine

This reprint of a White Pine Press classic brings together an astonishing range of work from the turn of the century to the present. Despite cultural maxims encouraging them to be silent, women continue to speak, often through the language of poetry, where there is an abundance of intuition and the possibility of reclaiming power through language. In the work included here, we see how the common threads of courage and inventiveness can be woven into a bright tapestry of women’s voices that presents a true picture of a culture that must create its own history. Over fifty poets, including those well-known, such as Gabriela Mistral, Alfonsina Storni, and Cristina Peri Rossi, and those just emerging are included.

Marjorie Agosín, editor of the Secret Weavers series, is well-known as a poet, writer, and human rights activist. She is a professor at Wellesley College in Massachusetts.


Blackwell North Amer
Women have always been close to words, singing, talking, whispering, despite cultural maxims encouraging women to be silent, they continue to speak, often through the sacred language of poetry, where there is an abundance of intuition and the possibility of reclaiming power through language.
This anthology gathers an astonishing range of work from the turn of the century and through the present. We can see how the common threads of courage and inventiveness can be woven into a bright tapestry of women's voices that presents a true picture of a culture that must create its own history and traditions. Both well-known writers such as Gabriela Mistral, Cristina Peri Rossi, Alfonsina Storni and Violeta Parra and those who are lesser-known are among the more than fifty poets included.

Publisher: Fredonia, NY : White Pine Press, c1994.
ISBN: 9781877727382
1877727385
Branch Call Number: 861 THE
Characteristics: 368 p. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Agosin, Marjorie

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