Poetry Book Society: Top Books to Read for “Feminist Book Fortnight”


Feminist Book Fortnight started the past weekend and the Poetry Book Society (PBS) published their top twenty “favourite feisty feminist and/or womanist poetry collections.” Caribbean poets on the list are Vahni Capildeo (Trinidad and Tobago) with Venus as a Bear and Loretta Collins Klobah (US-Puerto Rico) with Ricantations.

[Throughout Feminism Fortnight, the PBS is also offering 30% off the incredible PBS Spring Choice Who is Mary Sue? by Sophie Collins using the code FEMINISTFORTNIGHT. Take a look through this wide range of poetry by strong female poets below for further inspiration. PBS members can simply click on the link to get 25% off all book orders.]

Who is Mary Sue? – Sophie Collins – PBS Spring Choice (Faber)

Venus as a Bear  – Vahni Capildeo – – PBS Summer Choice (Carcanet)

On Balance – Sinead Morrissey – PBS Summer Choice (Carcanet)

Girls Are Coming out of the Woods – Tishani Doshi – PBS Summer Recommendation (Bloodaxe)

Ricantations – Loretta Collins Klobah – PBS Summer Recommendation (Peepal Tree)

Joy – Sasha Dugdale – PBS Winter Choice (Carcanet)

Mama Amazonica – Pascale Petit – PBS Autumn Choice ( Bloodaxe)

Isn’t Forever – Amy Key – PBS Summer Wild Card Choice (Bloodaxe)

FAST – Jorie Graham – PBS Autumn Recommendation (Carcanet)

Pamper Me to Hell and Back – Hera Lyndsey Bird – Poetry Business

Best Friends Forever – edited by Amy Key (Emma Press)

Women’s Work -edited by Eva Salzman and Amy Wack (Seren)

Dirty Laundry ­- Deborah Alma (Nine Arches Press)

All My Mad Mothers – Jacqueline Saphra (Nine Arches Press)

Swims – Elizabeth – Jane Burnett (Penned in the Margins)

You Sad Feminist – Megan Beech (Burning Eye Books)

Paisley – Rakhshan Rizan (Emma Press)

Now You Can Look – Julia Bird (Emma Press)

The Art of Falling – Kim Moore (Seren)

Giraffe – Bryony Littlefair (Seren) WINNER OF THE MSLEXIA PAMPHLET PRIZE 2017


Don’t forget all NEW charter members also get a FREE limited edition copy of the feminist classic The World’s Wife by Carol Ann Duffy, simply enter the code CAROLANNDUFFY at the checkout here.

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