The Women of Words Project was created in 2016 as a response to the alarming death toll of women and children by the hands of their loved ones. The initial project sought submissions from women to share their voices and shine the light on Domestic and Family Violence through a collaborative chapbook of poetry. In 2016 Papatuanuku Press published Women of Words – Eat, Stray’d, Love’. The poems collected in this volume are responses to the project written between 2016 and 2018.
Contributors are: Dael Allisson, Magdalena Ball, Lisa Barron, Louise Berry, Kelly Blainey-Murphy, Lisa Callister, Jan Dean, Gloria Demillo, Meg Dunn, Anna Forsyth, Debra Hely, Janette Hoppe, Ivy Ireland, Linda Ireland, Judy Johnson, Gabrielle Journey Jones, Jean Kent, Catherine Knight, Taschka Galactika Lawlor, Chris Mansell. Jenny Markwell, Jill McKeowen, Alex Morris, Shaylie Pryer, Rhiannon Pryor, Debbie Robson, Michelle Seminara, Kerri Shying, Melinda Smith, Sherynne Smith, Beth Spencer, Gillian Swain, Sarah Temporal, Peta Van Drempt, Anne Walsh, Cecilia White, Georgina Woods.
Copies can be purchased from Janette Hoppe. Please support these local poets and a wonderful cause.