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FURIES brings together a collection of writers from around the world, uniting their voices in a powerful chorus that challenges and changes the status quo...an exquisite, compelling read." The Skinny This is the poetry of wronged and revolutionary women, the new verse that emerges when poets take a sinner and spin her anew. Here, Furies arise from history and myth to set th FURIES brings together a collection of writers from around the world, uniting their voices in a powerful chorus that challenges and changes the status quo...an exquisite, compelling read." The Skinny This is the poetry of wronged and revolutionary women, the new verse that emerges when poets take a sinner and spin her anew. Here, Furies arise from history and myth to set the story straight once and for all. For many, the Lazarus trick spans only the space of a verse in which they tell their tale. The rest of the resurrection, the living on beyond the page, relies on the reader to keep telling and retelling, and then telling once more. Traditionally, ghosts haunt because they still have something left to say. This is their stage. FURIES is the first poetry collection from For Books’ Sake, compiled following an open call for submissions that attracted over 700 entries from across the globe, resulting in an anthology of incredible, powerful poetry from some of the world’s most exciting emerging and established women writers. The FURIES poetry anthology is edited by Eve Lacey, and includes a foreword from Jenni Fagan, acclaimed author of The Panopticon. All profits from the collection (a minimum of £5 per copy) will be donated to Rape Crisis England & Wales. FURIES features both emerging and established voices, including published and prize-winning authors from Imtiaz Dharker to Rebecca Goss to Patience Agbabi. Within these pages you’ll find some of the best women’s writing out there today, united in celebration of women warriors past, present and future. To be voiceless is to question whether one even exists — so listen to these voices — for all of those who cannot speak out and for all those who are waiting to hear these words and know them as their own; to all those who understand that rape is a war we must all continue to challenge and fight in every country, every day, from now until the human race finally, truly, evolves. Until then — let it be known that we stood side-by-side on the long road home and said, enough is enough. - Jenni Fagan The poets featured in FURIES are: Patience Agbabi, Kalliope Amorphous, Jodie Ashdown, Claire Askew, Kaddy Benyon, Emily Blewitt, Malika Booker, Diana Brodie, Nic Campeotto, Vahni Capildeo, Geraldine Clarkson, Meg Cowen, Imtiaz Dharker, Jo Dixon, Francine Elena, Suzanna Fitzpatrick, Victoria Gatehouse, Rebecca Goss, Françoise Harvey, Sandra Ireland, Ailie Kerr, Anna Kisby, Jenifer Browne Lawrence, Sophie Mayer, Jennifer Militello, Devon Miller-Duggan, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Bridget Minamore, Helen Mort, Shelley Puhak, Angela Readman, Susan Richardson, Isabel Rogers, Julie-ann Rowell, Elisabeth Sennitt Clough, Claire Trévien, Amber West and Rebecca White.


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FURIES brings together a collection of writers from around the world, uniting their voices in a powerful chorus that challenges and changes the status quo...an exquisite, compelling read." The Skinny This is the poetry of wronged and revolutionary women, the new verse that emerges when poets take a sinner and spin her anew. Here, Furies arise from history and myth to set th FURIES brings together a collection of writers from around the world, uniting their voices in a powerful chorus that challenges and changes the status quo...an exquisite, compelling read." The Skinny This is the poetry of wronged and revolutionary women, the new verse that emerges when poets take a sinner and spin her anew. Here, Furies arise from history and myth to set the story straight once and for all. For many, the Lazarus trick spans only the space of a verse in which they tell their tale. The rest of the resurrection, the living on beyond the page, relies on the reader to keep telling and retelling, and then telling once more. Traditionally, ghosts haunt because they still have something left to say. This is their stage. FURIES is the first poetry collection from For Books’ Sake, compiled following an open call for submissions that attracted over 700 entries from across the globe, resulting in an anthology of incredible, powerful poetry from some of the world’s most exciting emerging and established women writers. The FURIES poetry anthology is edited by Eve Lacey, and includes a foreword from Jenni Fagan, acclaimed author of The Panopticon. All profits from the collection (a minimum of £5 per copy) will be donated to Rape Crisis England & Wales. FURIES features both emerging and established voices, including published and prize-winning authors from Imtiaz Dharker to Rebecca Goss to Patience Agbabi. Within these pages you’ll find some of the best women’s writing out there today, united in celebration of women warriors past, present and future. To be voiceless is to question whether one even exists — so listen to these voices — for all of those who cannot speak out and for all those who are waiting to hear these words and know them as their own; to all those who understand that rape is a war we must all continue to challenge and fight in every country, every day, from now until the human race finally, truly, evolves. Until then — let it be known that we stood side-by-side on the long road home and said, enough is enough. - Jenni Fagan The poets featured in FURIES are: Patience Agbabi, Kalliope Amorphous, Jodie Ashdown, Claire Askew, Kaddy Benyon, Emily Blewitt, Malika Booker, Diana Brodie, Nic Campeotto, Vahni Capildeo, Geraldine Clarkson, Meg Cowen, Imtiaz Dharker, Jo Dixon, Francine Elena, Suzanna Fitzpatrick, Victoria Gatehouse, Rebecca Goss, Françoise Harvey, Sandra Ireland, Ailie Kerr, Anna Kisby, Jenifer Browne Lawrence, Sophie Mayer, Jennifer Militello, Devon Miller-Duggan, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Bridget Minamore, Helen Mort, Shelley Puhak, Angela Readman, Susan Richardson, Isabel Rogers, Julie-ann Rowell, Elisabeth Sennitt Clough, Claire Trévien, Amber West and Rebecca White.

30 review for Furies: A Poetry Anthology of Women Warriors

  1. 4 out of 5

    Zanna

    Hmmm. A total failure to connect on my part.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Diletta

    Voci potentissime.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie Linnell

    This was a wonderful collection of poetry. I gave this 4/5 stars!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Nicole

    Though I'm still fairly new to the world of poetry and some of the less clear narratives tend to disinterest me, there were several poems here that I really liked. And after checking out a couple of the authors at random, the poets involved seem fairly diverse which is somewhat reflected in the work. I didn't even realise when I bought this that all(!) profits go to Rape Crisis England & Wales, which I'm more than happy to support! Though I'm still fairly new to the world of poetry and some of the less clear narratives tend to disinterest me, there were several poems here that I really liked. And after checking out a couple of the authors at random, the poets involved seem fairly diverse which is somewhat reflected in the work. I didn't even realise when I bought this that all(!) profits go to Rape Crisis England & Wales, which I'm more than happy to support!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kristen Merritt

    Absolutely gorgeous and deeply moving.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Nicole Martins

    Poems were beautifully written, they each had a hypnotic tempo which made them super enjoyable to read out loud. I did find the poems inaccessible; I found I couldnt understand what was going on in alot of them nor could I find a way "into" the poems. This could have to do with the fact I was reading them during the short train journey to work. I felt I was missing out on profound points I believed (following the preface) the poets were trying to make or perhaps missing out on the reason the edi Poems were beautifully written, they each had a hypnotic tempo which made them super enjoyable to read out loud. I did find the poems inaccessible; I found I couldnt understand what was going on in alot of them nor could I find a way "into" the poems. This could have to do with the fact I was reading them during the short train journey to work. I felt I was missing out on profound points I believed (following the preface) the poets were trying to make or perhaps missing out on the reason the editor chose that particular poem to include in the anthology. I did note there were a couple of repeptitions in relation to the authors, some authors had more than 1 poem in the collection which I found odd only because thousands of entries were mentioned which made me think there could have perhaps been more variety in order to showcase more newer talents. Definitely one I'd like to re-read giving more of my attention and time to each poem.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Lynsy

    Full review at Little Book Jockey. I liked many of the poems in this collection, but I almost wish it were shorter. After a while it kind of seemed to drag on, and I just wanted it to end. It’s not something I think I’ll read again, but I’m glad I did. It had been on my radar for a couple of years. Full review at Little Book Jockey. I liked many of the poems in this collection, but I almost wish it were shorter. After a while it kind of seemed to drag on, and I just wanted it to end. It’s not something I think I’ll read again, but I’m glad I did. It had been on my radar for a couple of years.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Helen McClory

    a handful of dog-earred poems here; no doubt they would be different ones for everyone, but I think they'd be there all the same. a handful of dog-earred poems here; no doubt they would be different ones for everyone, but I think they'd be there all the same.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

  10. 4 out of 5

    Iosune García

  11. 4 out of 5

    Megan

  12. 5 out of 5

    Julie

  13. 4 out of 5

    Malou Oberholzer

  14. 5 out of 5

    Nicole Wheeler

  15. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

  16. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

  17. 4 out of 5

    Joey Vazzana

  18. 4 out of 5

    Beulah

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jen

  20. 5 out of 5

    Whitney S

  21. 5 out of 5

    Merima Maja

  22. 4 out of 5

    Anja

  23. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca Bosy

  24. 4 out of 5

    Brigid

  25. 5 out of 5

    Joshep Barrow

  26. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

  27. 4 out of 5

    Shelby Dawson

  28. 5 out of 5

    Madeleine Coussens

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Reads & Rambles

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jenny

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