#MeToo – rallying against sexual assault and harassment: A women’s poetry anthology – edited by poet Deborah Alma
“I love poetry and I love women’s voices being heard so I love that this anthology exists. Buy it, share it: educate and empower yourself and support one of the most important movements of our time.”
Emma Gannon – Author and Ctrl Alt Delete podcast host
“We have finally reached a time where a great many women can share their stories without fear and be heard, understood and believed. I can’t think of anything more inspirational or powerful for a poetry anthology”
Dolly Alderton – Journalist. Writer. Director.
The Bookseller magazine ran an article about this book on 7th February 2018
The Manchester Review – “Anyone have the courage and vision to make it a set-text in schools and colleges?”
“It is a powerful, timely book which harks back to Maya Angelou’s ‘And Still I Rise and forward to a time when women’s voices are valued and validated.”
Sue Mackrell – Poet. Feminist. #MeToo.
“That these experiences have been part of the life of these friends, saddens me and deepens my respect for them.”
Nick Allen more here
A brand new collection of largely new work, that rose up directly out of the collective rage from the #MeToo campaign on social media around the world at the end of 2017.
These poems are painful, angry, often difficult to bear, but the result of these voices singing together is one that is beautiful, full of sisterhood, strength, and recovery.
Enough tears. Enough silence. It was all of us but we
never knew. Sisters, take my hands, we can say it together:
This collection contains mainly previously unpublished work from some of our finest poets:
Jill Abram, Vasiliki Albedo, Deborah Alma, Jean Atkin, Roberta Beary, Victoria Bennett, Kaddy Benyon, Ama Bolton, Jhilmil Breckenridge, Rachel Buchanan, Jane Burn, Rachel Burns, Cath Campbell, Louisa Campbell, Zelda Chappel, Rachael Clyne, Jane Commane, Meg Cox, Sarah Doyle, Pat Edwards, Alicia Fernández, Rona Fitzgerald, Kate Garrett, Kathy Gee, Georgi Gill, Roz Goddard, Linda Goulden, Vicky Hampton, Sue Hardy-Dawson, Deborah Harvey, Ramona Herdman, AM Hill, Clare Hill, Angi Holden, Rhiannon Hooson, Helen Ivory, Sheila Jacob, Sally Jenkinson, Jemima Laing, Gill Lambert, Dorianne Laux, Claire Leavey, Emma Lee, Liz Lefroy, Pippa Little, Mandy Macdonald, Maggie Mackay, Holly Magill, Sabrina Mahfouz, Sarah Miles, Sarah Mnatzaganian, Kim Moore, Abegail Morley, Helen Mort, Katrina Naomi, Lisa Oliver, Michelle Penn, Pascale Petit, Bethany W Pope, clare e potter, Wendy Pratt, Lesley Quayle, Kathleen M. Quinlan, Amy Rainbow, Natalie Rees, Jess Richards, Victoria Richards, Bethany Rivers, Rosie Sandler, Jacqueline Saphra, Elisabeth Sennitt Clough, Emily Sernaker, Emma Simon, Beth Somerford, Ruth Stacey, Judi Sutherland, Angela Topping, Cathy Whittaker, Natalie Whittaker, Stella Wulf.
The poets, at time of publication, live in:
Aberdeen, Bristol, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, County Down, County Durham, County Mayo, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Essex, France, Glasgow, Gloucestershire, Greece, Herefordshire, Kent, Lancashire, Leeds, Leicestershire, London, New Zealand, Northumberland, North Yorkshire, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Shropshire, Somerset, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, U.S.A., Warwickshire, West Midlands, West Yorkshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Wrexham
All profits will go to Women’s Aid UK.
This book was always much more than a book – even before Deborah Alma (whose own first collection, Dirty Laundry, is published by Nine Arches Press in May 2018) started putting it together of course – and it continues to be much much more more ….
Here is a review on Write Out Loud website
Here is a review by Myfanwy Fox
The book is published on 8th March 2018 – International Women’s Day. On that day, that week, and throughout the year you will find events where the poets in the #MeToo anthology will read their work – in public events held in front rooms to bookshops and everything inbetween, alongside festival events that include panel discussions and more. Here are a few of the dates that are confirmed and announced so far:
|March 6th||Keele University|
|March 8th||Waterstone’s Tottenham Court Road, London|
|March 8th||StAnza festival|
|Glastonbury, J F’s house|
|March 9th||Waterstone’s, Birmingham|
|March 10th||StAnza bookstall|
|April 9th||Univ Central Lancaster|
|April 27th||Word Club, Leeds|
|April 28th||Stratford Lit Fest|
|April 28th||Birmingham Lit Fest|
|May 18th||Saboteur Awards fest|
|May 28th||Verbatim, Welshpool|
|October 8th||Cafe Writers- Norwich|
|November 1st||Shrewsbury Poetry|
|March 5th 2019||Poetry Lounge, Ludlow|
MORE EVENT DATES IN 2018:
April 11th 2018 LONDON BOOK FAIR
June 16th 2018 Wenlock Books, Shropshire for Feminist book fortnight
June 19th 2018 Ludlow fringe festival
July 5th 2018 Ledbury Poetry Festival
August 15th Poetry Cafe Refreshed, Cheltenham
October 11th 2018 Waterstones Chelmsford
WILD WOMEN PRESS WEBPAGE
where you can read other #MeToo poems and more… click here