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There Are Girls Like Lions

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For mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, partners, and friends, here are 30 stirring poems about the experience of being a woman.

Rousing and empowering, There Are Girls like Lions is a celebration of womanhood in all its dimensions, including love, beauty, friendship, motherhood, work, aging, and much more.

Featuring the arresting work of contemporary poets and beloved authors of eras past, including: Margaret Atwood, Warsan Shire, Gertrude Stein, Tracy K. Smith, Emily Dickinson, Jennifer Chang, and more.

There Are Girls like Lions features stunning illustrations by Karolin Schnoor throughout.

  • Hardback
  • Published by Chronicle Books 
  • 96 pages, dimensions: 178 x 127 mm
  • "Women are born with pain built in. It's our physical destiny. Period pains, sore boobs, childbirth, you know. We carry it within ourselves throughout our lives. Men don't. They have to seek it out... And then they create wars, so they can feel things and touch each other, and when there aren't any wars they can play rugby. And we have it all going on in here, inside. We have pain on a cycle for years and years and years and then, just when you feel you are making peace with it all, what happens? The menopause comes. The fucking menopause comes and it is the most most wonderful fucking thing in the world! And, yes, your entire pelvic floor crumbles and you get fucking hot and no-one cares, but then you're free. No longer a slave, no longer a machine, with parts. You're just a person in business." - Belinda, Fleabag