The title of this book comes from one of the poems inside, called Here are Girls Like Lions by Elisabeth Hewer. A quote:
Here are girls like lions,
here are girls like howling wolves…
Here are girls who can’t breathe air, only fire.
Here are girls who carry kindness…
You’ve got to help them rise.
This anthology of poems about and for women includes authors that I both know and those who are new to me. A partial list includes Emily Dickinson, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Sandra Cisneros, Sappho and Mary Oliver whom I know and Mary Jo Bang, Naomi Shihab Nye and Jean Valentine whom I did not. If you are looking for an interesting, thoughtful anthology with an excellent introduction by Cole Swenson, I recomment this one.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this e-galley which I was given in exchange for an honest review.