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Rape Crisis Celebrates National Poetry Day

8 Oct 2015

"To be voiceless is to question whether one even exists — so listen to these voices — for all of those who cannot speak out and for all those who are waiting to hear these words and know them as their own; to all those who understand that rape is a war we must all continue to challenge and fight in every country, every day, from now until the human race finally, truly, evolves. Until then — let it be known that we stood side-by-side on the long road home and said, enough is enough." - Jenni Fagan 

To coincide with National Poetry Day today (8th October 2015), the incredible poetry anthology FURIES is now available in paperback, with 50% of all profits going to Rape Crisis England & Wales. 

FURIES is the first poetry collection from For Books’ Sake, compiled following an open call for submissions that attracted over 700 entries from across the globe.

Edited by Eve Lacey, and including a foreword from Jenni Fagan, acclaimed author of The Panopticon, FURIES features both emerging and established voices, including published and prize-winning authors from Imtiaz Dharker to Rebecca Goss to Patience Agbabi. Within these pages you’ll find some of the best women’s writing out there today, united in celebration of women warriors past, present and future.

Runner-up for Best Anthology in 2015 Saboteur Awards.

Having read FURIES, I was astounded by that sheer power, talent, honesty and intensity of the poems that are featured. – Heroine Zine

A woman warrior could do worse than picking up a copy ofFuries, the excellent and sharp new poetry anthology of women warriors, just out from For Books’ Sake, a book like a hammered dagger, good for carrying in a long sleeve. […] What we are saying is: we want a sequel! – Sabotage Reviews

Reading the Furies anthology is like watching Sylvie Guillem fouettés. – Natalya Anderson

The poets featured in FURIES are: Patience Agbabi, Kalliope Amorphous, Jodie Ashdown, Claire Askew, Kaddy Benyon, Emily Blewitt, Malika Booker, Diana Brodie, Nic Campeotto, Vahni Capildeo, Geraldine Clarkson, Meg Cowen, Imtiaz Dharker, Jo Dixon, Francine Elena, Suzanna Fitzpatrick, Victoria Gatehouse, Rebecca Goss, Françoise Harvey, Sandra Ireland, Ailie Kerr, Anna Kisby, Jenifer Browne Lawrence, Sophie Mayer, Jennifer Militello, Devon Miller-Duggan, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Bridget Minamore, Helen Mort, Shelley Puhak, Angela Readman, Susan Richardson, Isabel Rogers, Julie-ann Rowell, Elisabeth Sennitt Clough, Claire Trévien, Amber West and Rebecca White.

Order your paperback edition today.