The act of writing is not typically viewed as an assertion of power or an articulation of authority. Putting pen to paper requires only a voice and an idea. However, the women included in this anthology do more than defy this long-entrenched logic…. the poems and poets included in Women Write Resistance work to display…More
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She urges us to read and write poetry that ‘makes things happen, or at the very least, had the potential to initiate action.’ …. Wiseman accurately opines the power of language, the most powerful weapon humankind has ever created, able to combat violence but equally able to inviolate….Her process results in a wonderful kaleidoscope of perspective…Women Write…More
In compiling this collection, Laura Madeline Wiseman had a mission to bring the thematic subject of these poems — violence against women — into the spotlight where the public could not ignore what is too often private or ignored or pushed aside… Wiseman posits poets achieve change by writing poems that break the silence, raise…More
Women Write Resistance… gives power back to victims, survivors, witnesses, and rescuers. They share their experiences from the safe places that support poem-making and from the trenches, both of which insist survival, even beauty, is yet possible. And they do it well, in poems memorable, moving, and crafted, literary. – Stacia Fleegal, Blood LotusMore
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