Poems Between Women: Four Centuries of Love, Romantic Friendship, and Desire

10 best books like Poems Between Women: Four Centuries of Love, Romantic Friendship, and Desire (Emma Donoghue): The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink, Feed Me!: Writers Dish About Food, Eating, Weight, and Body Image, Our World, Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence, The Soul Is Here For Its Own Joy: Sacred Poems from Many Cultures, Fooling with Words: A Celebration of Poets and Their Craft, Edgar Allan Poe & The Juke-Box: Uncollected Poems, Drafts, and Fragments, Teahouse of the Almighty, The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart: Poems, The Marvelous Arithmetics of Distance: Poems, 1987-1992

AuthorKevin Young
Food and poetry: in so many ways, a natural pairing, from prayers over bread to street vendor songs. Poetry is said to feed the soul, each poem a delicious morsel. When read aloud, the best poems provide a particular joy for the mouth. Poems about food make these satisfactions explicit and complete.

AuthorHarriet Brown
In our appearance-obsessed society, eating is about much more than hunger and sustenance. Food inspires pleasure and anxiety, shame and obsession. We are constantly judged on how we look, so we’ve come to judge ourselves (and others) on what and how we eat.

These evocative essays, from...
AuthorMary Oliver
Mary Oliver, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, is one of the most celebrated poets in America. Molly Malone Cook, who died in 2005, was Oliver's partner for many years, a pioneer gallery owner and photographer. Our World weaves forty-nine of Cook's photographs and selections from her journals...
AuthorRosemary Curb
This is NOT lesbian erotic pulp fiction. It is non-fiction-- the stories of 50 lesbians who were nuns, some were still nuns too.

I found it really interesting to hear about how there was a word used to describe, and chastise women for developing close, intimate relationships inside the convent,...
AuthorRobert Bly
Robert Bly's ground-breaking anthology of spiritual poems, the result of over a decade of personal research, celebrates the ongoing role of the divine in literature. For as long as people have lived together in communities and built enduring cultures, they have sung and written about their relationship...
AuthorBill Moyers
Fooling With Words is a collection of interviews of poets conducted by television journalist Bill Moyers at the Dodge Poetry Festival.

The Dodge Poetry Festival seems enormous and a bit weird - audiences in the thousands show up to hear some of the best poets in America read, and they clap and...
AuthorElizabeth Bishop
From the mid-1930s to 1978 Elizabeth Bishop published some ninety poems and thirty translations. Yet her notebooks reveal that she embarked upon many more compositions, some existing in only fragmentary form and some embodied in extensive drafts. Edgar Allan Poe & The Juke-Box presents, alongside...
AuthorPatricia Smith

A National Poetry Series winner, chosen by Edward Sanders.

“What power. Smith’s poetry is all poetry. And visceral. Her poems get under the skin of their subjects. Their passion and empathy, their real worldliness, are blockbuster.”—Marvin Bell

“I was...
AuthorGabrielle Calvocoressi
Whether in the title poem, spoken by those who lived longingly and vicariously through the famous missing aviator, or in "Circus Fire, 1944," which intimately recounts a haunting New England tragedy, Gabrielle Calvocoressi uses her prodigious gifts of imagination and empathy to give voice to the...
AuthorAudre Lorde
This collection, 39 poems written between 1987 and 1992, is the final volume by "a major American poet whose concerns are international, and whose words have left their mark on many lives,” in the words of Adrienne Rich. Audre Lorde (1934-1992) was the author of ten volumes of poetry and five works...
AuthorFrancesca Lia Block
Francesca Lia Block is the author of more than twenty-five books of fiction, non-fiction, short stories and poetry. She received the Spectrum Award, the Phoenix Award, the ALA Rainbow Award and the 2005 Margaret A. Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as other citations from the American Library...
AuthorCatherine Bowman
Starting in 1995, NPR’s All Things Considered began presenting poets reading their own works. Introduced by “poetry DJ” Catherine Bowman, these popular short segments allowed listeners to experience poetry as a kind of verbal music, recalling its roots as a spoken art form. Word of Mouth,...
AuthorJ.D. McClatchy
This groundbreaking volume may well be the poetry anthology for the global village. As selected by J.D. McClatchy, this collection includes masterpieces from four continents and more than two dozen languages in translations by such distinguished poets as Elizabeth Bishop, W.S. Merwin, Ted Hughes,...
AuthorMarge Piercy
This is probably my favorite poem from the book. Just beautiful.

On guard

I want you for my bodyguard,
to curl round each other like two socks
matched and balled in a drawer.

I want you to warm my backside,
two S's snaked curve to curve
in the down burrow...
AuthorMark Doty
With School of the Arts, Mark Doty's darkly graceful seventh collection, the poet reinvents his own voice at midlife, finding his way through a troubled passage. At once witty and disconsolate -- formally inventive, acutely attentive, insistently alive -- this is a book of fierce vulnerability that...
AuthorJudy Grahn
It hurts me to see that people aren't reading this any more. These are some of the best poems I know about tough, labor-worn working-class women: waitresses and cleaning women, motorcycle dykes and truck drivers. "She's a copperheaded waitress,/ tired and sharp-worded, she hides/ her bad brown tooth...
AuthorAxel Madsen
This is the documented story of some of the most glamourous women in the world who lived two lives - in public as larger-than-life romantic heroines of the screen, and in private as lesbians or bisexuals. From the early years of the "talkies" through the beginning of the 1950s, they were secretly known...
AuthorAmy Hempel
Now in paperback, an irresistible gift for dog lovers: poems from the dogs' point of view, written by the well known writers and poets who love them.

List of contributors:
Edward Albee,  Jennifer Allen,  Danny Anderson,  Lynda Barry,  Rick Bass,  Charles Baxter,  Robert...
AuthorJulia Alvarez
La revisión de libro de los tiempos de Nueva York ha elogiado la ficción de Alvarez's mientras que "powerful... captura maravillosamente la experiencia del umbral del nuevo inmigrante donde no está todavía una memoria el pasado y el futuro sigue siendo un dream." ansioso; Estas mismas calidades...
AuthorSonia Sanchez
Borrowed from the Library

Does Your House Have Lions? is a small collection of micro poetry and haiku. The collection is centered on the theme if family and loss. The little snippets are built as minimal as possible. Sonia Sanchez is known for writing in traditional Japanese poetry forms. I...
AuthorMary Hays
Memoirs of Emma Courtney is one of the most articulate and detailed expressions of the yearnings and frustrations of a woman living in late eighteenth-century English society. It questions marital arrangements and courtship rituals by depicting a woman who actively pursues the man she loves. In...
AuthorKath Weston
This is a book about gay families and what it means to be a homosexual in the context of non-biological kinship, exclusively in San Francisco, ‘Gay Mecca’, in the USA. It is about how they live their lives in the face of rejection or even being disowned by blood relatives, which has led many to build...
AuthorNikki Giovanni
"Hear voices contemporary and classic as selected by ""New York Times ""bestselling author Nikki Giovanni"

Award-winning poet and writer Nikki Giovanni takes on the impossible task of selecting the 100 best African American works from classic and contemporary poets. Out of necessity,...
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