Last year I was invited to contribute to a fascinating anthology entitled “Poems That Make Grown Women Cry”, compiled by Anthony and Ben Holden for Amnesty International in response to the question “ What poem has moved you to tears”? I chose “Suicide in the Trenches”, by Siegfried Sassoon. Poems selected range from Rumi, Shakespeare, Sylvia Plath, W.H Auden, Pablo Neruda… with contributions from Yoko Ono to Judi Dench, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to Elena Ferrante, among the 100 represented. This unique collection delivers private insights into the minds of women whose writing, acting, and thinking are admired around the world.
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