* Published to mark Valentine's Day - the B format of one of the best Virago anthologies on the perennially interesting topic - women in love
For centuries women have written about love with passion, humour, frustration and despair; but never before have their voices come together as in this exhilarating and timeless compendium. Here are love poems in all their true, subversive drama, delicately arranged according to a balance of moods and modes: of argument and lyric, joke and passionate utterance, rejection, rage and ecstacy. Poets, well-known and obscure, ancient and modern - from Sappho to Akhamotova,Patti Smith to Selima Hill, Sylvia Plath to Alice Walker - all challenge the traditional perception of women as muse and object of desire, and magnificently transcend it.
Feisty selection of anthems with attitude ... a noisy throng of impressively dissimilar voices ... A book to treasure - IRISH TIMES
An exhilarating collection with women across the centuries writing about love, with wit, passion, frustration, rage and ecstacy. - WOMAN'S JOURNAL