Poems That Make Grown Women Cry by Anthony Holden and Ben Holden (paperback)

Following the success of their anthology Poems That Make Grown Men Cry, father-and-son team Anthony and Ben Holden, working with Amnesty International, have asked the same revealing question of 100 remarkable women. What poem has moved you to tears?

From Yoko Ono to Judi Dench, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to Elena Ferrante, Carol Ann Duffy to Kaui Hart Hemmings, and Joan Baez to Nikki Giovanni, this unique collection delivers private insights into the minds of women whose writing, acting, and thinking are admired around the world.

Paperback: 352 pages
Size: 22.4cm x 14.6cm


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The poems chosen range from the eighth century to today, from Rumi and Shakespeare to Sylvia Plath, W.H. Auden to Carol Ann Duffy, Pablo Neruda and Derek Walcott to Imtiaz Dharker and Warsan Shire. Their themes range from love and loss, through mortality and mystery, war and peace, to the beauty and variety of nature.

'When I read Poems That Make Grown Women Cry [...] I cried so much that my family thought I was concealing some terrible news.' – Sebastian Faulks in The Guardian

'Once again Anthony and Ben Holden, with their impressive range of contributors, have delivered a thoughtful, evocative anthology that redefines how we understand poetry and interact with certain poems.' – Jade Craddock in Nudge-book

'The title is a misnomer in that the poems in this anthology will make both men and women cry.' – Janet Mawdesley in Blue Wolf

Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Simon and Schuster working with Amnesty International (April 2016)
Language: English
ISBN: 9781501121852
Size: 22.4cm x 14.6cm

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ISBN 9781471148644
Supplier Simon & Schuster
Ethics Amnesty Branded, Educational


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