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Still I Rise: Maya Angelou [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.

No rundown of feminist poetry would be complete without Still I Rise by Maya Angelou. A real poem to start your day with – this is poetry used to empower, rage, feel, and triumph.

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/46446/still-i-rise

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