#MeToo: A Women’s Poetry Anthology is a brand new collection of largely new work that rose up directly out of the collective rage from the #MeToo campaign on social media around the world at the end of 2017. It features mainly previously unpublished work from 80 women poets, including Jacqueline Saphra, Helen Mort, Kim Moore, and Pascale Petit. These poems are painful, angry, often difficult to bear, but the result of these voices singing together is one that is beautiful, full of sisterhood, strength, and recovery.
Poets Deborah Alma, Victoria Bennett, Gill Lambert, Amy Rainbow and Kathy Gee will be performing readings of their work from the anthology at Greenbelt.
Deborah Alma is the editor of The Emergency Poet: An Anti-Stress Poetry Anthology, The Everyday Poet: Poems to Live By, and #MeToo: A Women’s Poetry Anthology. Her first collection, Dirty Laundry, is published by Nine Arches Press, and her pamphlet True Tales in the Countryside, is published by Emma Press. She is internationally known in her role as The Emergency Poet.
Victoria Bennett founded Wild Women Press in 1999. A poet and creative activist, she uses art to activate positive change. Her work focuses on how we shape and share our personal narratives. She has four pamphlets published through Wild Women Press and is a regular collaborator on poetry and digital gaming projects.
Amy Rainbow is a poet and novelist who lives in a sparkly cottage beyond the Malvern Hills. Her first collection, Poems of the Unrequited, tells tall tales of love and loss, drunken unicycling, joining the Women’s Institute, and beards. Amy is a fully qualified philosopher, but no longer remembers why.
Gill Lambert is a poet and teacher from Yorkshire. She has been published widely in print and online. She won the 2016 Ilkley Literature Open Mic Competition and runs the Shaken in Sheep Town poetry night in Skipton. Her pamphlet Uninvited Guests is published by Indigo Dreams Publishing.
Kathy Gee’s career is in heritage and leadership coaching. Widely published online and on paper, her collection was published by V. Press and she wrote the spoken word elements for a contemporary choral piece Suite for the Fallen Soldier.