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.
As well as being an empowering chance to celebrate female identity, revel in your experiences, and explore your own voice, poetry can be an invaluable space to air or play out frustrations. Here’s Wendy Cope crystallising the phenomenon of mansplaining in her poem ‘He Tells Her’. I’m sure we can all relate.