Poetry. Women's Studies. FEMINISTS ARE PASSING FROM OUR LIVES takes a searching look back over the years since the so-called sexual revolution, the various waves of feminism, the civil rights movement, and the daily struggles of trying to live fully, justly, fairly, and with heart. Can it be done without heartbreak? No, says McGrath, but we're not done yet. This is a book for fighters, thinkers, for those who want our days to accumulate into something of substance and beauty, in spite of our mistakes, and no matter what we face.
"Once in a while you'll find a poet you realize has felt everything a person can feel. We all have, of course, but unless we write it we haven't really felt everything. Leslie McGrath chronicles her life and uses it as a foundation to understand others. The tone is candor and the book gets high marks for turning realism into lyricism. When hard subjects threaten to gain momentum, musicality and imagery are their redemption. The title is cautionary. The book is a resolution with intimate stories, full disclosures, and smart perspectives. There's something interesting that happens when a poet bares her soul. It makes us kinder."—Grace Cavalieri, Midwest Book Review
Grace Cavalieri @ Midwest Book Review
Leslie McGrath is the author of Opulent Hunger, Opulent Rage; Out From the Pleiades; Toward Anguish; and By the Windpipe. Winner of the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry and the Gretchen Warren Prize from the New England Poetry Club, McGrath has published widely, including in Agni, Poetry, The Academy of American Poets, The Writer's Chronicle, and The Yale Review. She teaches creative writing at Central Connecticut State University and currently serves as judge for the Yeats Poetry Prize. She lives in Essex, CT, with her husband Bill Taylor, a shipwright.Author City: ESSEX, CT USA