I'm posting this on behalf on my friend Ruth Lepson. This book, just released, will probably turn out to be an important document in the history of second-wave feminism, and by implication in all our histories:
Poetry from Sojourner: A Feminist Anthology
Edited by Ruth Lepson with Lynne Yamaguchi
University of Illinois Press
$19.95 at www.press.uillinois.edu and at many bookstores.
...and many others
"This collection of poems reminds me of found letters that describe more
truthfully than any official history the mind-set of a generation.
Feminism--when it still related to the natural world (beauty) and was
committed to the pursuit of happiness in relationship--feminism as
narrative--from page one on IS this anthology. The existential terror and
broken (open) forms of today's poems must have emerged from these
conditions. To read them now is finally to read their meaning." (Fanny Howe)