Janet Lowery gives voice to the most famous female characters in classical mythology, those who are most familiar with the sufferings and triumphs of women. With wit and passion, these characters come to life in the 'eternal present' to expose the exploitation of women throughout the ages. These characters--from Persephone to Medea, Laodamia to Dike, to name a few--tell their stories with a present day resonance that acknowledges the timelessness of women's triumphs and tribulations, while paying tribute to the strength and courage of women who survive and overcome adversity through forthright pronouncement, speaking their own truths. The poems range from the narrative to the lyrical to the descriptive.
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Janet Lowery grew up in upstate New York but has lived and worked in Houston since 1990. She has published poetry in numerous venues, and most recently has written a trilogy of plays, 'Traffic in Women,' based on the poetry in this collection. She is a professor of literature and creative writing at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas.
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Book Description Odonata House, Houston, Texas, 2008. Softcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. "Lowery's most recent poetry collection, Traffic In Women, exhibits her continuing interest in women's causes and her fascination with mythical characters who.live again in what she call 'the eteranal present'." Ships same or next business day. Spine has a scratch and rubbing along ends at front cover. Otherwise in fine condition. ; 7.80 X 5.90 X 0.40 inches; 109 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 71265