The Virago book of wicked verse

English language


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5 stars (1 review)

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Absolutely Brilliant Anthology of Women's Poetry from the 1990s

5 stars

No poetry collection from different authors is perfect, but this is one of my all-time favourites. It also contains one of the best feminist poems of the 1990s, Rappin' It Up, by Patience Agbabi. That feeling that a lot of us recognize, you're having a nice time, "listenin' to the beauty of your own imagination" when your peace is destroyed by some straight dude deciding to talk to you. The whole book is worth it, the nice thing about anthologies like this one is they're slowly evolving treasures as you dip in and out, each time finding new things to love, and if you're in the UK the best part is there are loads of cheap copies available from used bookdealers.