Vindication: poems from six women


Cherry Potts (editor)

Arachne Press

B format Paperback


ISBN: 9781909208650


Publication date: 20 September 2018



The third of our #WomenVote100 Anthologies: a showcase for poets Arachne has previously published in anthologies, giving an opportunity to explore their writing in greater depth. Sarah James, Elinor Brooks, Jill Sharp, Sarah Lawson, Anne Macaulay, and Adrienne Silcock. These are poems made of myth and family, origins and anger, journeys and home: witty, clever, beautiful and sometimes harsh. Whilst not directly reflecting on the experience of women fighting for the vote, the concerns of women are foremost and are passionately addressed. My own sex, I hope, will excuse me,/if I treat them like rational creatures,/ instead of flattering their fascinating/ graces, as if they were in perpetual/ childhood, unable to stand alone. From Vindication by Anne Macaulay, a found poem based on the work of Mary Wollstonecraft.