Monday, March 30, 2015
Hallelujah for 50ft Women
This beauty arrived through my letter box this morning! My advance copy of Hallelujah for 50ft Women poems selected by Raving Beauties and printed by Bloodaxe. My poem The Beast is Dead, Long Live the Beast is in there, amongst some knock me down inspiring poetry... much needed refreshment for my muse - after a year of novel writing, the process has begun to feel like wading through mud :)
'This new anthology is inspired by a passionate desire to celebrate our bodies in a fully realised way, leaving Barbie’s grotesque silent pliability in her box for good. Instead of pouting, our mouths have the power of language, our romantic fluttering hearts give and receive compassion, skin ages with grace when we see beauty in everything, a pierced belly button connects us to our ancestors and a belly needs to be strong before it's flat.
This book has been selected from over a thousand submissions. New poets published here for the first time are proud to share this anthology with established writers such as Selima Hill, Kim Addonizio, Jackie Kay and Helen Dunmore. By revealing the complex depths of our relationships with our bodies Hallelujah for 50ft Women makes a much needed contribution to a compassionate understanding of our evolving selves.'