Saturday, 10 May 2014

An Awakening of Consciousness in Women's Poetry


30s woman on beach
Is women’s suffrage an awakening of consciousness? Photo copyright Janet Cameron, all rights reserved.

Adrienne Rich’s poem, Culture and Anarchy, published in 1984, is a patchwork of feminist/feminine acknowledgement, eclectic in scope and dwelling on the earliest years.
Rich’s anger turns from her own experiences to women far back in history who struggled for a voice and for their basic rights. “THE HISTORY OF WOMAN SUFFRAGE / of a movement / for many years unnoticed / or greatly misrepresented.”  Read more

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