Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution

This anthology, edited by internationally touring spoken word artist Alix Olson, collects the work of thirty-five female spoken word poets of different styles and backgrounds, including Eileen Myles and Patricia Smith, Tony Award winners Sarah Jones and Staceyann Chin, and recording artists Bitch and Lynn Breedlove, among many others. Also included in this collection is a foreword by activist-writer Eve Ensler, best known as the playwright of The Vagina Monologues.

“Coming to voice is coming to power—daring to make life in words—daring to be heard. That is the story this anthology tells,” writes bell hooks of Word Warriors. “Hear it, listen in, let it resurrect you, let it take you from the deep silence into the comfort of soulful sound.”