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Gift Guide for Poetry Fans

December 11, 2009

Remind me…. the holidays are about buying gifts for other people… not scooping up books that I want! Check out this list!


Excerpted from Women’s Voices For Change.

Inspired partly by Jan Simpson’s cool Christmas-for-Theatregoers list and by new Christmas poetry lists from The Independent UK and the Daily Mail, the latter a listing of new love poetry, we at WVFC feel obligated to offer the first of our First Annual Poetry Friday Christmas shopping lists. Below, your quick-links to the most recent work by poets who’ve adorned our Poetry Fridays this year.

Click on the highlighted names to see video, commentary, and sample poems of each (we promise you’ll have fun); then come back and click on each book’s title, to fill your Christmas list.

Feel free to play in our Poetry category to find more gift ideas: space and time proscribed us including all of the many Voices in Verse we’ve included since we started in 2005, and we also left out Poetry Friday participants that we found but who didn’t submit poems to us — such as Forugh Farrokhzad, Maxine Hong Kingston, David Tucker, Lisa Russ Spaar and John Keats. Happy holidays, and please enjoy…

sublime_Our very first Voices in Verse, Elizabeth Alexander, rang in President Obama’s first inaugural this year; a fuller scope of her work can be seen in her newest book American Sublime;

Read the rest at Women’s Voices For Change.

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