Pieces of Her Mind: Women Find Their Voice in Centuries-Old Forms

Pieces of Her Mind: Women Find Their Voice in Centuries-Old Forms

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by Melissa Bickel, Vicki Bonnell, Susan Campion, Connie Chiechi
     
 

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"Pieces of Her Mind: Women Find Their Voice in Centuries-Old Forms" is the first anthology published exclusively by contemporary English Language women poets of three types of short Japanese poetic forms (senryu, kyoka and haiga). While readers who appreciate this genre of poetry will be particularly interested in this book, the book will also appeal to men and… See more details below

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"Pieces of Her Mind: Women Find Their Voice in Centuries-Old Forms" is the first anthology published exclusively by contemporary English Language women poets of three types of short Japanese poetic forms (senryu, kyoka and haiga). While readers who appreciate this genre of poetry will be particularly interested in this book, the book will also appeal to men and women who love satiric and ironic "one-liners" (in the case of this book, three to five) that provide insight into how women think.

"Pieces of Her Mind" is the result of a year-long collaboration of 18 diverse women poets who live throughout the world. These women studied the poetic forms and shared their unique voices through online classes, group study sessions, interactive conference calls and online research. The book evolved over time due to the special talents and contributions of the various authors. The result is a merging of individual voices into one common voice, a voice which will be enjoyed by readers whether they like to read from front page to back or randomly skip to pages while on an airplane ride.

"Pieces of Her Mind" will also be enjoyed and appreciated by book clubs, classes and writing and reading groups as a vehicle to study and reflect upon not only how women think about their worlds but also about these centuries old forms of Japanese poetry. Throughout the book are instructive and personal reflective essays. In addition, an extensive, selected annotated bibliography and free online website resource (Q&A's to facilitate and prompt discussions) are provided by the authors.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780985035068
Publisher:
G and J Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/2012
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

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