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Marigolds: Vicki Feaver [A Feminist Poem a day]

Every day up until our What Is Feminist Poetry? event we are collaborating on with Threads Equality Agency, we will be sharing a poem which exemplifies feminist poetry in one way or another – to celebrate these voices and start exploring the ideas and experiences they raise. Who writes feminist poetry? What is it about, and what kind of language does it use?

And remember – our event will include an open mic segment so please do bring along (or comment below!) any poetry you’ve written which you think explores or illustrates your experience of your gender, or poetry by anyone else (living, dead, celebrated, anonymous or otherwise) which you think deserves to be shared, discussed, or heard.

It’s day 2 of our feminist poem advent calendar, and here is a poem about power, vitality, strength, persistence, and flowers from Vicki Feaver. Sick of hearing women compared to flowers in poetry? Here’s something a little different…

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