Monday, March 08, 2010

International Women's Day

So, what are you doing to celebrate International Women's Day?

I remember when I was expecting the twins being asked to read at a poetry event in Drogheda to celebrate, with Susan Connolly - that's eleven years ago now, in 1999! Frightening.

Today, I'll content myself with hugging some quiet poetry news to myself and thinking about the achievements of some great women in writing: Sylvia Plath, Elizabeth Bishop, Emily Dickinson, Marianne Moore, Dorothy Molloy, Adrienne Rich - and some more contemporary ones: Emerging Writer, Nuala, Apprentice, Peony Moon, Jane Holland, Pascale Petit, Kay MacKenzie Cooke... and that's just a quick glance around the blogospere - here's to us grils (yes, that is deliberate!).

6 comments:

Feminist Review said...

A current event to add to the list of things to celebrate today: An Oscar Win for International Women’s Day! Pretty nice timing, no?

BarbaraS said...

Absolutely: great to hear about KB;s win!

Rachel Fenton said...

Right, what I don't get is how I am half a day in front of you - does that mean I've missed IWD?

Did I get it yesterday?

Confusing me muchly (it doesn't take much lately)...jolly good to celebrate it anyway!

Michelle said...

Here's to you and your quiet poetry news, Barbara.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Congrats on the poetry news, B.
I had a productive IWD - editing and mothering!

BarbaraS said...

Cheers guys. N, good to hear things are ticking along nicely.

Michelle, thanks :)

Rachel, hope you got a chance to catch up, even though you're already ahead ;)