The Poetry Women’s Collection features three books and three journals, the latter of which is a collection of poems by women from around the world, including poets from India, Mexico, China, Germany, France, Sweden, Belgium, and the U.K. A number of the poems in the collection are inspired by or adapted from women’s work.
The collection was curated by Sarah Knecht, a writer and poet who also curated the Women’s Poetry collection curated by Karen Wysocki, a poet and activist who is also the president of the Women Writers Association of America.
In 2017, the collection celebrated its 20th anniversary with a series of public readings.
The Poets in a Year of Women’s Clothing is a journal published by the Poetry Writers of America, which includes poems from the collection and other writers.
The book’s title is a reference to the collection’s inclusion of poetry by women.
“I was inspired to create a book about women and their fashion, and to create something that I feel is inclusive of all of the voices of women’s culture,” Knech said.
“This book is a reminder of the power of writing that reflects and celebrates women and what they can do.”
For the book’s introduction, Knecha suggested a poem by the late American poet and playwright Gloria Steinem that explores the power and fragility of identity and beauty: “I have my body, my mind, my voice, and all of my desires, yet I am not my body/my mind is not my voice.”
In 2018, the Poets In a Year series was released in an online collection.
The new collection was written by Knechanics, a former writer and editor who also collaborated with Poets for Poetry on the collection.
“It’s about writing in a moment and the moments of time when you are doing it,” she said.
She said the collection aims to help writers find their voice and engage with their own bodies, voices, and experiences in their work.
“You have to be able to express yourself, not only in poetry but also in play, in prose, in whatever kind of craft you want to pursue,” Kiechen said.
Kiechanics also curated a book called The Body: A Collection of Poems about women’s bodies that she curated with Sarah Kiechnay, a member of the Poet and Writer’s Network.
Knechal said the Poetics In a year of Women on Poetry series has given writers a space to explore and explore the bodies they are wearing, and it also gives them a way to express themselves.
“The idea that I can write about this, this body, this part of my life, this is something that is very important to me, and this is how I am going to continue writing,” Kinech said, adding that the Poems in a year collection also brings together poetry, fiction, and essays from around all walks of life.
“For me, it’s not about a particular book, it just gives you an idea of where I see myself and where I am heading,” she added.
The books also reflect on how women’s experiences in this year are different from other years.
In one of the books, Poems for Poets: The New Poets of Poetics, Kiechin said, “I think of Poets as an essayist, because that’s how I feel I write.”
Kiecht said the series is a reflection of the way that women’s writing and art are being heard and written about.
“My hope is that in the future, this will be the place where women’s voices are heard and that we can talk about and understand and celebrate them,” Kunecht said.
For the collection, Kienieck, who has been working with Kiech for years, is the book and magazine editor.
“Every year, I’m excited to bring the best in the industry to this beautiful collection and to showcase the writers who are doing the best work that they can in their field,” she told Newsweek.
“But I also know this collection will also help us to continue to tell the stories of women who are making a difference in their lives and our communities.”