Author(s): Bonny Cassidy, and Jessica L. Wilkinson
Australia has a rich history of feminist poetry but there is no one kind of feminist voice.
The seventy new poems commissioned for this anthology demonstrate a complexity of social, political, and cultural visions. Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry is united by the shared effort to shape ‘responsible writing’ on everyday subject matter: family, fear, dreams, love, literary inheritance, the body, power, fun, pain, metaphors of self.
Each of these poems cut its own path through language. Together, their politics are restless, inextricably tied to the now.
Featuring new work by Lisa Gorton, Pam Brown, Gig Ryan, Fiona Wright, LK Holt, David McCooey, Felicity Plunkett, Sarah Holland-Batt, Jill Jones, Magan Magan, Bella Li, Jo Langdon, Michelle Cahill, Melinda Bufton, Chloe Callistemon, Kate Middleton, Ella O’Keefe, Claire Gaskin, Ania Walwicz, joanne burns, Michelle Leber, and many more.
"Bonny Cassidy (editor) is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently Final Theory (Giramondo, 2014). She is feature reviews editor for Cordite Poetry Review. Jessica L. Wilkinson (editor) is the Poetry Series Editor at Hunter Publishers. She is also the founding editor of Rabbit: a journal for nonfiction poetry. Her first book of poetry, marionette: a biography of miss marion davies was shortlisted for the 2014 Kenneth Slessor Prize."