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Women and the Global Imagination

prairie-schoonerPrairie Schooner Winter 2014 includes a generous poetry portfolio edited by Alicia Suskin Ostriker: Women and the Global Imagination. In her preface, Ostriker writes:

“‘Imagination’ is a key word here. . . There is an amazing fullness of poetic imagination in these pages. The poets imagine their ancestors going back to ‘the first cave,’ as Venus Khoury-Ghata says, or to their immediate parents. They imagine freedom, and the struggle for freedom. They inventory the body and its appetites. They tell stories. They speak in the voices of invented or historical characters. . . There is no narrowly defined female aesthetic here. The poems are lyric, satiric, mythic, experimental, surreal, expansive, laconic, conversational, tender, angry, allegorical, oracular.”

Authors included in the portfolio: Judith Vollmer, Diana Garcia, Aliki Barnstone, Margo Berdeshevsky, Karen Alkalay-Gut, Dahlia Ravikovitch, Fiona Sze-Lorrain, Cynthia Hogue, Katie Bickham, Veronica Golos, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Anne Germanacos, Vénus Khoury-Ghata, Ladan Osman, Nathalie Handal, Rebecca Gayle Howell, Lorraine Healy, Ursula K. Le Guin, Naoko Fujimoto, Marilyn Krysl, Olga Sedakova, Tsitsi Jaji, Adélia Prado, Jeannie Vanasco, Judith H. Montgomery, Martha Collins, Liliana Ursu, Karthika Naïr, Batsirai E. Chigama, Suzanne Gardinier, Maria Kelson, and Eleanor Wilner.

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