Demer Press published The Anthology ” “The female, voice in poetry” ” featuring top 11 female voices in poetry representing each country of their own
Publisher: Hannie Rouweler (Netherlands)
“The female, voice in poetry”
11 international poets – female poetry – book is print ready in FEBRUARY 2021:
- Alicja Maria Kuberska (Poland)
- Claudia Piccinno (Italy)
- Rati Saxena (India)
- Alicia Minjarez Ramirez (Mexico)
- Mariela Cordero (Venezuela)
- Marjeta Shatro Rrapaj (Albania)
- Rozalia Aleksandrova (Bulgaria)
- Sungrye Han (South Korea)
- Joanna Svensson (Sweden)
- Natalia Govsha (Canada)
- Hannie Rouweler (Netherlands).
- Publication Date: 10-1-2021
- Language: English
- ISBN: 9781716243752
- Category: Poetry
- Copyright: All Rights Reserved – Standard Copyright License
- Contributors: By (author): Johanna Rouweler, and ten female poets
- Pages: 120
- Binding: Paperback
- Interior Color: Black & White
- Dimensions: A5 (5.83 x 8.27 in / 148 x 210 mm)
The female voice in poetry
It should be clear by now that the female voice has its own voice in poetry. Of course it is true that if you omit names of poets, it is sometimes not obvious whether the poem was written by a man or a woman. Yet it is often small and inconspicuous things that indicate that the text must come from a poetess, sometimes also because of the specific subject or writing style.
It goes without saying that women can write poetry. Already in the Middle Ages or even earlier, beautiful poems, sometimes religious and cerebral, were written by them of which mostly only scraps have remained. It shows that women were already involved with literature at that time, often hidden, because it was forbidden or because they did not get a chance to come forward. In fact, it took an awful long time, even centuries, for that to change. Grosso modo you can say that a turnaround came just before or after the Second World War, because then an upward trend can be observed in the number of book publications by female authors.
As far as anthologies are concerned, you can still speak today of an unequal proportion between the inclusion of female poets and their male colleagues. Usually that is an average of one-fourth or one-fifth of female authors included in anthologies, and that is the case almost everywhere in the world. That is a strange situation when you consider that in 2020 as many women as men take up their pen. Is there less appreciation for the work? Are their writings dismissed with the message that they are too soft, too feminine, too sweet, or too insignificant? I think this is unjustified, because many women have a strong voice of their own. It is, however, in general still men who make demands and conditions whether a manuscript is published at the gate of the publishing house or not. Many editors are men and you can ask yourself whether they have sufficient eye for the quality, the nuances, the special subjects, and subtle writing style of many a poetess.
This anthology with female poets will give you a new perspective and sheds light on a wide spectrum of possibilities and refined perceptions and experiences in language. In doing so, she follows in the footsteps of previously published anthologies of female authors such as in the US, Ireland, Belgium, The Netherlands and other countries.
Hannie Rouwelerpoet and publisher Demer Press