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Wild honey : reading New Zealand women's poetry / Paula Green.

By: Green, Paula, 1955-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Massey University Press, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 571 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780995113596 (hardback); 0995113599 (hardback).Subject(s): Women poets, New Zealand | New Zealand poetry -- Women authors | New Zealand poetry -- Women authors -- History and criticismDDC classification: NZ821.0099287 Summary: New Zealand women have published poetry for over 150 years. In this landmark book, poet and anthologist Paula Green celebrates and makes connections between 201 of them, from emerging poets and those who are household names to those who have slipped from public view or were not paid the honour they were due in their lifetimes. Wide-ranging, engaging and affecting, Wild Honey celebrates the many ways in which poems by women deserve a place in the literary canon of Aotearoa. Charming and unique, the book’s chapters follow the structure of a house, with different poets being discussed and assessed in each of the house’s rooms. The selection is enormously generous, the tone is at times gentle and accessible, and Green’s reach is wide. She brings the pioneers of women’s poetry — Jessie Mackay, Blanche Baughan and Eileen Duggan — back from the shadows, and she also draws our attention to the remarkable stories of forgotten women poets such as Lola Ridge.
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Highly regarded poet and anthologist Paula Green is the author of this much overdue survey of New Zealands women poets. Illustrated throughout by Sarah Laing and featuring the work of 195 poets (all of whom have biographies and full bibliographies), this book is a landmark volume and an incredible achievement. Its timing is perfect given the current re-examination of the role of the male gatekeepers of our literature in the 1940s and 1950s, who decided that womens poetry was weak and excluded it from the volumes of poetry that were to become the canon. How things have changed at present the most exciting poetry is coming from high-profile young women poets who almost have cult status Hera Lindsay Bird and Tayi Tibble. Charmingly and unique, the books chapters follow the structure of a house, with different poets being discussed and assessed in each of the houses rooms. The selection is enormously generous, the tone is at times gentle and accessible, and Greens reach is wide. She brings the pioneers of womens poetry Jessie Mackay, Blanche Baughan and Eileen Duggan back from the shadows and she also draws our attention to the remarkable stories of forgotten women poets such as Lola Ridge.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

New Zealand women have published poetry for over 150 years. In this landmark book, poet and anthologist Paula Green celebrates and makes connections between 201 of them, from emerging poets and those who are household names to those who have slipped from public view or were not paid the honour they were due in their lifetimes. Wide-ranging, engaging and affecting, Wild Honey celebrates the many ways in which poems by women deserve a place in the literary canon of Aotearoa. Charming and unique, the book’s chapters follow the structure of a house, with different poets being discussed and assessed in each of the house’s rooms. The selection is enormously generous, the tone is at times gentle and accessible, and Green’s reach is wide. She brings the pioneers of women’s poetry — Jessie Mackay, Blanche Baughan and Eileen Duggan — back from the shadows, and she also draws our attention to the remarkable stories of forgotten women poets such as Lola Ridge.