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#MeToo: A women’s poetry anthology

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ISBN 978-1-911048-29-9
Paperback, 203 x 133 mm, 144 pp
A women’s poetry anthology
Edited by Deborah Alma
Introduced by Jess Phillips MP

All profits to WOMEN’S AID. Monies from events please add here

Refuges & domestic and sexual violence services: if you would like £5 copies for your group – please email Nadia at fairacrepress@gmail.com – I will provide you with a discount coupon x

Publication Date: 8th March 2018 ~ International Women’s Day
Cover image and design by Sandra Salter
7 B&W illustrations by Jessamy Hawke

Available from all good bookshops around the world, and HERE (UK only)

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#MeToo – rallying against sexual assault and harassment: A women’s poetry anthology – edited by poet Deborah Alma

 

“​#​MeToo – ​what a wonderful anthology it is.​ ​​And such a necessary book​”    MENNA ELFYN
“Timely, human and political – and generously raising funds as well as awareness”    KAITE O’REILLY
“This collection is quite the rollercoaster: it made me cry with sadness – and with joy. I salute the courage of the women who have shared the pain of sexual harassment in verse that is lyrical, poignant and powerful. And I am also grateful to those who have shared their more hopeful experience in the poems that conclude this brilliant anthology.  They have managed to find resolution and peace – as will readers of this outstanding collection.”
 
Rachel Kelly – Author of ‘Black Rainbow: How words can heal – my journey through depression’ and mental health campaigner. 

“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

“This book contains the poetry of necessity and truth, exploding into the light, where it goddamn belongs.
Please read these poems and then decide in what order you want to 1) cry 2) march 3) scream with relief and recognition 4) grab a sword-pen and write your own.”
 
 Amanda Palmer – Singer-songwriter and author of NY Times bestseller The Art of Asking

“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:
me too
                      me too
                                             me too.

Sarah Doyle

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 ….

REVIEWS

Here is a review on Write Out Loud website

Here is a review by Myfanwy Fox

EVENTS

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:

 

Date Location
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

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