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by Annie Finch

Author: Annie Finch
Subcategory: Constitutional Law
Language: English
Publisher: Red Hen Press; 1st edition (October 1, 2010)
Pages: 88 pages
Category: Law
Rating: 4.2
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In two intertwined songs, a feminist epic poem and a dreamlike opera libretto, Among the Goddesses traces one woman’s harrowing mythological journey of discovery.

In two intertwined songs, a feminist epic poem and a dreamlike opera libretto, Among the Goddesses traces one woman’s harrowing mythological journey of discovery. Tutored by encounters with seven Goddesses, both frightening and nurturing, Marie/Lily is tested by loss, rape, and abortion as she finds her community and her spiritual strength. This magical book embodies the goddesses in every woman and gives voice to the power of the feminist spirituality movement.

Among the Goddesses book. In two intertwined songs, a feminist epic poem and a dreamlike opera libretto, Among the Goddesses traces one woman’s harrowing mythological journey of discovery.

In two intertwined songs, a feminist epic poem and a dreamlike opera libretto, Among the Goddesses traces one woman s harrowing mythological journey of discovery

In two intertwined songs, a feminist epic poem and a dreamlike opera libretto, Among the Goddesses traces one woman s harrowing mythological journey of discovery.

A work of ritual poetic theater that places abortion in a sacred context. Winner, Sarasvati Award for Poetry. Creating a page to bring this feminist epic/libretto about abortion out into the light while hopefully it can do some good in the world! Thanks Red Hen Press for doing such a beautiful job with the book, and YES, let's get it into readers' hands and on stage - as play or libretto or both-soon! Among the Goddesses like birth and death.

Finch's "epic libretto" traces the harrowing journey of Lily (Lilith) through encounters with seven . Among the Goddesses gives epic treatment to distinctly female epic concepts.

Finch's "epic libretto" traces the harrowing journey of Lily (Lilith) through encounters with seven archetypal goddesses: Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, and Inanna. As Lily moves through friendship, loss, rape, and finally a mythic experience of abortion, she discovers her own spiritual strength. The repetition of the poems’ lines juxtaposed with the lines in the libretto to mimic ritual is formally complicated, impressive, and ambitious. This is a book that treats female spirituality with reverence. From the Judges’ Citation, Sarasvati Award

the Goddesses: An Epic Libretto in Seven Dreams (2009). Calendars was shortlisted for the Foreword Poetry Book of the Year Award, and Eve reissued in the Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporaries series in 2010.

the Goddesses: An Epic Libretto in Seven Dreams (2009). Other honors include the Robert Fitzgerald Award and the Sarasvati Award for Poetry. Finch’s poetry is represented in anthologies including The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century American Poetry, and The Norton Anthology of World Poetry. Finch's music, art, and theater collaborations include the opera Marina (American Opera Projects, 2003).

Annie Finch (born October 31, 1956 in New Rochelle, New York) is an American poet. Her books include the poetry volumes Eve, Calendars, Among the Goddesses, and Spells: New and Selected Poems, the essay collection The Body of Poetry: Essays on Women, Form, and the Poetic Self, and the writing guide A Poet's Craft.

3. Description this book In two intertwined songs, a feminist epic poem and a dreamlike opera libretto, Among the Goddesses traces one woman’s harrowing mythological journey of discovery.

Among the Goddesses: An Epic Libretto in Seven Dreams combines elements of opera libretto and epic .

Among the Goddesses: An Epic Libretto in Seven Dreams combines elements of opera libretto and epic poem to tell a story of abortion and goddess-centered spirituality. Finch's critical writings on women's poetic traditions, notably her 1987 article on metaphor and subjectivity in the poetry of Lydia Sigourney, are also influential, known for being perhaps the first to take a serious critical approach to the aesthetic she has called "poetess poetics

an epic libretto in seven dreams. 1st ed. by Annie Finch

an epic libretto in seven dreams. by Annie Finch. Published 2010 by Red Hen Press in Los Angeles. This "epic libretto" traces the harrowing journey of Lily (Lilith) through encounters with seven archetypal goddesses based on a traditional witch's chant: Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, and Inanna. Combining rhythmic, narrative, and dramatic vocabularies, Among the Goddesses evokes the communal, oral origins of poetry and the archetypal roots of women's power.

In two intertwined songs, a feminist epic poem and a dreamlike opera libretto, Among the Goddesses traces one woman’s harrowing mythological journey of discovery.  Tutored by encounters with seven Goddesses, both frightening and nurturing, Marie/Lily is tested by loss, rape, and abortion as she finds her community and her spiritual strength.  This magical book embodies the goddesses in every woman and gives voice to the power of the feminist spirituality movement.