Fire On Her Tongue: An eBook Anthology of Contemporary Women's Poetry is the first electronic collection of poems by women writing today. Poets Kelli Russell Agodon and Annette Spaulding-Convy, Co-Editors of Crab Creek Review and Co-Founders of Two Sylvias Press, have collaborated on this ground-breaking literary project. Featuring over 70 of the most extraordinary poets fFire On Her Tongue: An eBook Anthology of Contemporary Women's Poetry is the first electronic collection of poems by women writing today. Poets Kelli Russell Agodon and Annette Spaulding-Convy, Co-Editors of Crab Creek Review and Co-Founders of Two Sylvias Press, have collaborated on this ground-breaking literary project. Featuring over 70 of the most extraordinary poets from a variety of backgrounds and whose ages span from thirteen to ninety-one, this anthology showcases superbly crafted poems exploring the contemporary woman’s experience. Fire On Her Tongue is an amazing resource for any reader or student who wants to explore an in-depth selection of work from some of today’s strongest women poets....
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Fire On Her Tongue: an eBook Anthology of Contemporary Women's Poetry Reviews
This 460-page anthology includes over 70 women poets. Each poet is represented by 2-5 poems. Each poet's poems are preceded by a brief bio and a link to the poet's website. Acknowledgments follow each poet's poems. Given the way an ebook works, this arrangement makes good sense as it eliminates the need to scroll to the end of the book to find this information.As might be expected, there is an enormous variety of poetry—formal, free verse, prose poems. The poets cover the US landscape from East Coast to West Coast. One characteristic the poets have in common is that they are all still living. This book is ideal for curling up in a comfortable chair but also makes a terrific traveling companion.
As a newly converted huge fan of e-reading, I absolutely support this and can't wait for more good poetry to become available in paperless format! It was really fun to read through and highlight many new (to me) ladies I'd like to see more from. A pretty wide range of voices and styles, although I'd like to have seen a bit more geographic variation (a huge amount of contributors are Washingtonians/PNWers)... Maybe in the next edition?
"I'm sorry love isn't a flower.I'm sorry my heart is a sinkhole.It swallowed a freezer once.You were right to go. But come back." Tons of the poets are from Seattle. 70% great, 30% crap.
A surprising Anthology, with many new names to discover as well as some known ones! I liked the discovery! I did not read the eBook!!! I read the paperback...but Amazon insists on only letting me list it in eBook form. If I could speak to them I would say "Machete don't eBook." ... and they probably wouldn't "get it".... If you are a Danny Trejo or Robert Rodriquez fan, you do...
This project began as an idea shared between the two editors, Kelli Russell Agodon & Annette Spaulding-Convy, who after the purchase of a Nook and an I-Pad realised that poetry was being left behind in the eBook revolution. While technology was striving forward carrying with it, the novelists, memoirists and nonfiction writers, they felt that the poets were being left behind, and this left them with a question – could they do something about it?So, in 2011 they set about contacting their favourite female poets and asked them if they would feature in an eBook anthology. This left them with a new question, could they successfully tackle the formatting issues that would be raised by attempting to present poetry in this way, could they as editors of a print journal, publish the first eBook of contemporary women’s poetry?The result is Fire On Her Tongue, proudly featuring over 70 poets, each represented by several of their works and each having a small bio with a link to their own site. The poets age ranges from thirteen to ninety one and cover most of the USA, some are urban, some rural, some are academics or professionals, some are stay at home Mums, but all are poets.Negative Four Hundred.The rain carves patternsinto my window.It will be different this time,I promise,The words crisscross overstones.I remember she told me,Curved hips,they are like waves.She could hear my heartbeats,every breath.Every day we mapped it,found a beginning but no end.I whisper the nameof my being:human. Maya GanasenThis is a collection I've had for a while now and I'm constantly amazed at the range of poetry contained within it’s electronic pages. Yes they are all predominantly written by women living in America, which does limit it to an anthology of contemporary American women’s poetry, which would be a more accurate title, but that’s just a small niggle, and one that doesn't fit with the ethos behind Fire On Her Tongue, which was to represent Kelli Russell Agodon & Annette Spaulding-Convy favourite female poets in a way that would do them justice, in a way that left a zero carbon footprint, and was available on most eBook formats, such as Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Sony Reader, and other eBook retailers.This is a worthy addition to any E-library, in fact any library and one that you could constantly dive into and find new gems, maybe by poets already known but also by poets yet to have hit the mainstream of this genre, in this respect it provides a wonderful overview of the state of women’s poetry in America today and if this collection is anything to go by, it appears to be alive, well and vibrant, truly vibrant.
Disclaimer: I'm in this anthology. That said, it's a wonderful compilation of contemporary women's voices. Originally only available as an e-book, you can now get it in paperback. Highly recommended. The editors have done a terrific job putting this together. I am happy to be part of it.