Search Site

Her Words

An Anthology of Poetry about the Great Goddess

SKU# 9781570624735




Shambhala Publications | 11/01/1999
Pages: 272 | Size: 5.5 x 8.5
ISBN: 9781570624735


Her Words celebrates the return of the Great Goddess to the hearts and minds of women (and men) during the late twentieth century. The 140 poems chosen for this anthology span the ages, from the hymns to the goddess Inanna through biblical verses about Sophia and the works of the sixth century poet Sappho to the poetry of twentieth-century authors: Janine Canan, Lucille Clifton, May Sarton, Diane di Prima, Susan Griffin, Patricia Monaghan, Starhawk, Alma Luz Villanueva, and many others.

To amplify the cyclical, circular time inherent in women's spirituality, Her Words intersperses the works of ancient and modern poets. This nonlinear arrangement highlights the powerful connections modern poets are making with ancient archetypes (Eve, Lilith, Demeter, Kali, and others), validating the natural seasons of women's lives as maidens, mothers, and crones.

Reader Reviews