Poetry Sunday: “Annual Review,” by Connie Post

April 26, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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“I like the plain language that, with devastating directness and restraint, tells the story of a whole world of language lost with that one quoted word.”

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Book Review: ‘Our Bodies, Our Shelves,’ by Roz Warren

April 23, 2015 by Stacia Friedman


By Stacia Friedman

“Librarians aren’t allowed to exhibit any emotion other than politeness,” mild-mannered Roz Warren notes in her hilarious new book about the peccadillos of patrons in the Bala-Cynwyd library. “Not even when patrons curse, refuse to pay fines, or use cherry-flavored condoms for bookmarks.”

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Björk at the Museum of Modern Art: Come Fall in Love

April 21, 2015 by Suzanne Russell

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By Suzanne Russell

Even if you don’t enjoy listening to Björk’s otherworldly music as you are cooking dinner or running in the park, you owe it to yourself to try to appreciate one of the most original pioneers of contemporary culture alive today.

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Poetry Sunday: “What He Thought,” by Heather McHugh

April 19, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


“This week’s column features ‘What He Thought,’ a narrative poem by Heather McHugh. I hope it will not be too much of a spoiler to reveal that this poem answers the perennial ‘What is poetry?’ question as well as, or better than, any poem or essay I’ve ever read.”

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Book Review: ‘So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed,’ by Jon Ronson

April 16, 2015 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.


By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Jon Ronson’s new book discusses the extremely dire consequences that have befallen adults who posted imprudent comments on the Internet. How to mitigate the shame?

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Rebecca Foust, Featured Poet of the Day

April 15, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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Our new Poetry Editor is featured in “Poetry Daily,” a treasure-trove of contemporary poetry on the Web.

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New Show ‘Younger’ Turns Back Time: Is 40 the New 26?

April 14, 2015 by Alexandra MacAaron


By Alexandra MacAaron

What’s an accomplished, job-hunting midlife woman to do? That’s easy. You rewrite your résumé, update your wardrobe, highlight your hair, and pretend to be 26. It just might work. As long as you look like Sutton Foster.

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Writing for Fun: Enjoyable Workshops for the Fledgling Poet

April 14, 2015 by Susan Soriano


By Susan Soriano

“Here’s what you should find in a poetry class beyond the welcome mat: good assignments, good manners, and good listeners. You’ll follow the rules while doing the work: you’ll take your turn; you’ll listen with intent; you’ll criticize constructively.

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Poetry Sunday: Freedom and Limits in Molly Peacock’s “Hayfield Poetica”

April 12, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


With its wonderful music and vivid imagery in a story complete with characters, dialogue, and drama, “Hayfield Poetica” powerfully combines lyric with narrative.

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The ‘Mad Men’ Final Act: Same As It Ever Was?

April 7, 2015 by Alexandra MacAaron


By Alexandra MacAaron

Don Draper the womanizer is back. And Joan and Peggy still can’t see the common ground they’re on. While the women at the agency may be fighting the same war, there isn’t enough ammunition for both. It’s every woman for herself.

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Poetry Sunday: Wonderful News for WVFC and Our Readers

April 5, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

Rebecca Foust (Photo: Jeremy Thornton)

We are delighted to introduce our new Poetry Editor, Rebecca Foust. She is the perfect person to speak for our site and our belief in the magical and curative powers of poetry, and her journey is one that took the kind of determination and self-belief that we at WVFC hope to inspire in all generations of women.

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Book Review: ‘You Should Have Known,’ by Jean Hanff Korelitz

April 2, 2015 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.


By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

This novel is a delightful mix of several genres—part comedy of manners, part literary thriller, and part marital self-help book/modern cautionary tale—all of which seem to work.

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Book Review: ‘Turning 15 on the Way to Freedom,’ a Story of Everyday Bravery

March 31, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


Today, on the last day of Women’s History Month, we share more of a tale of true grit: the story of Lynda Blackmon Lowery, the youngest person to make the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery voting-rights march.

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Hilary Mantel’s ‘Wolf Hall’ Comes to PBS

March 31, 2015 by Alexandra MacAaron


By Alexandra MacAaron

BBC2’s six-part series “Wolf Hall,” based on the tumultuous life of Thomas Cromwell, second in power to Henry VIII, premieres at the same hour this Sunday as “Mad Men.” DVR time!

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Poetry Sunday: “Coda,” by Miranda Field

March 29, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change


In poet Miranda Field’s delicate meditation on the acceptance of finality (“winter’s wreckage”), the poet reveals the landscape of a heart.

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