Throughout literary history, female writers have faced challenges different from those of their male counterparts. This collection of 59 essays captures the wit and wisdom of published contemporary female poets, who reveal their victories and struggles with writing. Topics include the collective writing life, tips on teaching in numerous contexts, the publishing process, and general advice to aid the poet in her chosen vocation. Includes a foreword by noted poet, Molly Peacock.
Award winner Carol Smallwood is the author or editor of numerous books, including many about and for librarians. A Michigan resident, her library experience includes high school, public and special libraries. Her work has appeared in English Journal, Michigan Feminist Studies, The Writer's Chronicle, and The Detroit News. Colleen S. Harris is the author of three books of poetry and her work has appeared in various literary magazines. She works on the library faculty at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga as an assistant professor and Head of Access Services. Cynthia Brackett-Vincent holds a BFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maine at Farmington. A Pushcart Prize nominee, she has published over 100 poems in journals such as Avocet, Ibbetson Street, Orange Room Review, Pirene's Fountain and Yankee.