Quick List of Poetry Collections to Satiate Your Feminist Brains

Are you in a book lull? Are you craving for some good times? And do those “good times” come in the form of reading, all by yourself, and for a long, quite time? Do you need some book suggestions that won’t make you go, No, but thank you anyway? Do you want some suggestions that aren’t like, oh hey, I’m a typical story and predictable and don’t consider any other perspective but my own snotty opinion? Want reading that speaks to your experiences of being a woman, a feminist, a man, a feminist, a minority, a feminist, a lover, a feminist, and every other way you represent feminism? Well, here’s 15 titles to take care of you for a while.

Claudia Rankine, Don’t Let Me By Lonely

Sarah Vap, End of the Sentimental Journey: A Mystery Poem

Raul Zurita, Songs For His Disappeared Love/ Canto a Su Amor Desaparecido

Julie Carr, 100 Notes on Violence

Laura Kasischke, Space, in Chains

Cecila Vicuna, Precarious

Leigh Stein, Dispatch from the Future

Carmen Gimenez Smith, Goodbye, Flicker

Brian Teare, The Room Where I Was Born

Rachel Eliza Griffiths, The Requited Distance

Jillian Weise, Amputee’s Guide to Sex

Alice Fulton, Sensual Math

Marilyn Sewell, Cries of the Spirit 

Catherine Wagner, My New Job

And an anthology: Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability Editted by Sheila Black, Michael Northen, Jennifer Bartlett

Bonus Books: Out-of-Print or Limited Print, although check your libraries!

                            Alice Notley, Alma, or the Dead Women

                            Johanna Drucker, History of the/my wor(l)d

                            Short Lyrical Fiction:

                            Alice Hoffman, Green Angel

What is your go-to poetry collection? Add your favorite feminist titles to the comment box below!

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