Borderless presents a collection of brand new, specially commissioned poems from a wide range of contemporary poets refl ecting on feminism in its broadest sense. While it builds on the work of previous anthologies, in this one the voices of First Nations, refugee and migrant poets are a deliberate focus. These poems plunge the reader deep into the experience of life in the world, at this moment, in a woman’s body, and explore multitudinous versions of what that can mean.
Edited by Saba Vasefi, Melinda Smith and Yvette Holt
‘We are experiencing a transformational moment and movement in our history for women… Women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; First Nations women; LGBTIQ women; women with disability – whose voices have been sidelined for too long – all have their own unique world views to share; their own unique marginalisation… Their truths will be uncomfortable and provocative, but they must be heard with open hearts and open minds.’
The Hon. Linda Burney MP
“Just as patriarchy is global, knowing no borders, so too must be our resistance. To read such fi erce resistance page after page is to fi nd strength in the moving words off ered by this collection.This collection and the women within it are an inspiration.”
Senator Mehreen Faruqui
“These poems, by women from a rich tapestry of backgrounds and experiences, are angry, moving and compelling. They will make you listen. They will help you understand.”
Jane Caro AM