Women: Poetry: Migration is a 328 page anthology of 50 acclaimed international women poets, all living in countries other than countries in which they were born.
Jane Joritz-Nakagawa has undertaken a remarkable editorial task in bringing together avant-garde women poets who are also migrants. If, as Susan Suleiman wrote, the avant-garde woman poet is doubly marginalised, then these poets are in a triple lock of marginalisation. Yet, as the anthology demonstrates, this can be a source of strength and transformation, which gives them a centrality, not only in their own lives, but in the cultural development of their adopted country. Indeed, some of these poets have played a crucial role in shaking up mainstream poetics.
- Frances Presley