A poet that....?

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Does anyone know any poets that write about women and their place in society? Preferably from the 21st century?

It must be a whole collection, not a single poem. Any recommendations would be fantastic.

Oh! And a white womans perspective would be great!

Thank you.

Posted Tue 26th June, 2012 @ 14:37 by Ridwana

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This is not a collection but a single poem called 'Les Grands Seigneurs' by Dorothy Molloy. Its about the objectification of women and their inferiority, especially after marriage.  I hope this poem may give you inspirations for other poems. The other poems regarding women's position in society I know of were written by men such as Robert Browning. Hope this helps.

Answered Tue 26th June, 2012 @ 16:58 by stranger
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Have you tried Carol Anne Duffy, particularly her 'world's wife' collection She takes well known characters from History like King Midas for example and tells the story of the point of view of their wives. Or her female standing nude collection says more about women now especially about liberation and power

Answered Wed 27th June, 2012 @ 10:10 by Katie
Edited by Katie on Wed 27th June, 2012 @ 10:14
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Thanks soooo much, Traveller. :)

Errm, I'll look at the poem, but i need a collection!

Answered Wed 27th June, 2012 @ 10:03 by Ridwana
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Yep, I've done Duffy's World wife already. Thank yooooou though. :)

Answered Wed 27th June, 2012 @ 10:19 by Ridwana
Edited by Ridwana on Wed 27th June, 2012 @ 10:20