Monday, September 12, 2016

Review: A Book of Women Poets from Antiquity to Now ed. by Aliki Barnstone and Willis Barnstone

Synopsis: A major anthology of poetry by women covering four thousand years and the great civilizations, this collection contains a generous selection of work by modern English, American, Canadian, and Australian poets, as well as translations from language as diverse as Sanskrit, Persian, Hindi, Estonian, Chinese, Rumanian, Apache, and Norwegian. (from the inside cover)

Things We Learned by Reading This:

1. It is possible to have an anthology of poetry that actually includes authors from every continent and tradition and era.

2. I’m not a fan of medieval poetry. Or most of the modern poems

3. I adore Asian poetry, particularly Lady Ise and Izumi Shikibu

4. Ancient Sumerian poetry is worth reading.

5. This is a worth-while collection, excellent for any home library, and I would like to have a word with the person who tossed it on the junk heap my husband rescued it from.

Note: This review is about the 1980 Edition 

Bookmarks: 8 of 10

Awards: None

ISBN: 0-8052-0680-9
Year Published: 1980
Date Finished: 8-25-2016
Pages: 612

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