Word On Being a [Woman] Writer
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Description: In this brilliant and moving collection, some of the world's most famous literary voices meditate on what it means to be a woman writer. Despite their increased visibility, women who write are still thought of as different -- sometimes celebrated, sometimes viewed with suspicion and condescension. Here, writers from all over the world explore, defy and embrace 'the woman writer': an indispensable muse to some, a troublesome burden to others; a defiant, even life-threatening identity to others still. Taking nothing as given, these writers explore the varied pleasures and dangers of writing as woman in the contemporary world. The choice to write is rarely considered free of consequences. For some of the writers in this collection, it has meant prison or exile; for others, it has required a defiance of traditions and expectations and a re-creation of identities and communities. For most, it demands a balancing act among family, practical needs and the undeniable will to create. In essays that are deeply personal and fiercely political, these writers topple all fixed ideas of 'the woman writer', revealing themselves as utterly individual and powerfully interconnected authors of the written word, of the human heart, of what we dare to imagine as possible.
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Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Feminist Press at The City University of New York
Publication date: 5/1/2004
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
|Foreword : from margin to center|
|The structured silences of women : culture, censorship, and voice in a globalised market|
|Women who write too much|
|Lyric in a time of violence|
|Baghdad : these cities dying in our arms|
|On the line and the black pen|
|Writing near the bone|
|The world of poetry|
|Finding the groove|
|The girl behind the smile|
|The semiotics of sex|
|Writing in the language of the other|
|Beyond survival : a politics/poetics of Puerto Rican consciousness|
|Writing with the body|
|On writing poetry|
|The woman who slept with one eye open|
|The difficult miracle of black poetry in America or something like a sonnet for Phillis Wheatley|
|Women like us|
|Letter to a young woman poet|