She is Fierce

She is Fierce : Brave, Bold and Beautiful Poems by Women

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A stunning gift book containing 150 bold, brave and beautiful poems by women - from classic, well loved poets to innovative and bold modern voices. From suffragettes to school girls, from spoken word superstars to civil rights activists, from aristocratic ladies to kitchen maids, these are voices that deserve to be heard.

Collected by anthologist Ana Sampson She is Fierce: Brave, Bold and Beautiful Poems by Women contains an inclusive array of voices, from modern and contemporary poets. Immerse yourself in poems from Maya Angelou, Nikita Gill, Wendy Cope, Ysra Daley-Ward, Emily Bronte, Carol Ann Duffy, Fleur Adcock, Liz Berry, Jackie Kay, Hollie McNish, Imtiaz Dharker, Helen Dunmore, Emily Dickinson, Mary Oliver, Christina Rossetti, Margaret Atwood and Dorothy Parker, to name but a few!

Featuring short biographies of each poet, She is Fierce is a stunning collection and an essential addition to any bookshelf.

The anthology is divided into the following sections:
Roots and Growing Up
Freedom, Mindfulness and Joy
Fashion, society and body image
Protest, courage and resistance

'Covering everything from love and freedom to protest and body images, dip in and embrace words of beauty on a daily basis.' - Stylist

'Women sometimes get overlooked in poetry anthologies, but She is Fierce more than makes up for it.' - Independent
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 21mm | 220g
  • Macmillan Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1529003156
  • 9781529003154
  • 12,825

Table of contents

Introduction - i: Introduction Chapter - 1: Roots and Growing Up Chapter - 2: Friendship Chapter - 3: Love Chapter - 4: Nature Chapter - 5: Freedom, Mindfulness and Joy Chapter - 6: Fashion, Society and Body Image Chapter - 7: Courage, Protest and Resistance Chapter - 8: Endings
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Review quote

Covering everything from love and freedom to protest and body images, dip in and embrace words of beauty on a daily basis. Plus, it's a beauty to hold. * Stylist * this is a collection to stir the blood and resonate in the bones. * Guardian * A deeper celebration of female wordsmiths you'll struggle to find -- Cyan Turan * Red * Women sometimes get overlooked in poetry anthologies, but She is Fierce more than makes up for it. * Independent * it would make a wonderful gift for any feminist reader or writer * For Books Sake * If you know a poetry lover then this new and beautiful collection would make a perfect Christmas gift! * Of Beauty and Nothingness * An outstanding collection of poetry for teenagers by a host of women writers, from Maya Angelou to Elizabeth Bishop. Lots of teen friendly topics are included - from growing up to friendship and courage. Ideal for the young feminist in your family. * Irish Independent * I use this wonderful collection with my teen writing club, it's a perfect blend of political, personal, witty and wise poetry [...] An outstanding collection, highly recommend * Irish Independent * The title is also fantastic! The reference to Shakespeare's line from A Midsummer Night's Dream, 'Though she be little, she is fierce', captures the defiant power of the collection and the subtitle's simple alliteration sums up the whole aim: 'Brave, bold and beautiful poems by women'. As a secondary school teacher, the books I review come to me at work and often sit on my desk where the students see them and this particular one garnered lots of attention from boys and girls alike. It's bold orange colour and the beautiful simplicity of its cover beg for it to be read. and many students, who wouldn't usually open a collection of poems, were compelled to thumb through and pick out a favourite. A fantastic celebration of female wordsmiths which deserves to be in our classrooms and on our bookshelves -- NATE * Teaching English * A poetry collection - all women, all stories from some of the bravest, history changing female voices. "For many [female poets], the act of publishing poetry was a rebellion in itself" the author says. But they did not stop there, for many have written poetry that was fiercely political and took action as well! A collection that will provide the perfect escape in this difficult period in all of our lives. But also a source of courage for any activist stuck at home right now. I am loving it so much, I am already excited about her new collection coming out later this year, She Will Soar. -- Angels and Witches
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About Ana Sampson

Ana Sampson is the author of many bestselling anthologies including I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud and Other Poems You Half-Remember from School, Tyger Tyger Burning Bright: Much Loved Poems you Half-Remember, Poems to Learn by Heart, Green and Pleasant Land: Best-Loved Poems of the British Countryside and Best-Loved Poems: A Treasury of Verse.

Ana grew up in Kent and studied English Literature at the University of Sheffield. After achieving both a BA and an MA, she began a career in publishing PR and has appeared multiple times on radio and television discussing books and poetry. Ana lives in Surrey with her husband, two daughters and two demanding cats.

She is Fierce is her first poetry collection for Macmillan.
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