Choice Words: Writers on Abortion

Annie Finch (Editor) Gloria Steinem (Contribution by)
& 7 more
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Product Details

Price
$28.95  $26.63
Publisher
Haymarket Books
Publish Date
April 07, 2020
Pages
420
Dimensions
6.6 X 9.1 X 1.6 inches | 1.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781642591484

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About the Author

Annie Finch, editor of Choice Words: Writers on Abortion, is an award-winning feminist poet, writer, and performer. Her eighteen books include Spells: New and Selected Poems, and Among the Goddesses: An Epic Libretto in Seven Dreams, a ritual poem on abortion which received the Sarasvati Award. Annie holds a BA from Yale and a Ph.D from Stanford. Based in Washington, DC, she travels to teach and to perform her work. More at anniefinch.com.

Reviews

"This book is a treasure, a gift, and a long-overdue shining of light in the most secret, sometimes painful, and often defiant lives of women. I am grateful that this anthology finally exists." --Elizabeth Gilbert, author, Eat, Pray, Love

"This is a captivating collection, organized and curated as only Annie Finch can do. It is a book I will cherish for years to come." --Dolen Perkins-Valdez, author, Balm

"A powerful collection of poems, fiction, and essays on the reality of abortion. . . Finch (Measure for Measure: An Anthology of Poetic Meters, 2015, etc.) has drawn together writers across time (from the 16th century to the present), place, race, ethnicity, gender, age, and culture who offer stark, often wrenching revelations. . . Eloquent contributions to the literature on a deeply contested issue." --Kirkus, starred review

"With reproductive rights under relentless assault, never has a book been more needed. Annie Finch has spanned five centuries and six continents to assemble writers who articulate a commonality of experience in every situation and emotion. Conceived and compiled with scrupulous scholarship, and with an illuminating introduction by Katha Pollitt, Choice Words will become a classic of both feminism and literature." --Robin Morgan, activist, author, host of Women's Media Center Live

"The poems, essays, and stories in Choice Words prove that women's bodies cannot be nationalized." -- Gloria Steinem

"Choice Words is an important contribution to our movement for abortion access. It's time to read what literary voices have been saying about abortion. As we read their voices and stories, we have more nuanced context as we navigate our own lives." -Yamani Hernandez, Executive Director, National Network of Abortion Funds

"Silence, as much as anything, is why abortion's such an easy target in America. Stories save lives. We need women to say, shamelessly, I had an abortion. I'm not sorry. I'm not afraid. This anthology is a valuable contribution to this work." -Molly Crabapple, author, Drawing Blood

"Every kind of abortion you can imagine is represented here: abortions legal and illegal, safe and dangerous and fatal; abortions despite the wishes of others and abortions at the behest-the compulsion-of others; abortion as a claiming of self and abortion as an abnegation of self. There is abortion as tragedy, and also abortion as an occasion for wry comedy." -Katha Pollitt, author, Pro