Is That the New Moon?: A Stunning Anthology of Women Poets

By Selected by Wendy Cope

A wonderful anthology of poems by women poets, collected by WENDY COPE.

Collected by one of Britain’s foremost poets, Is that the New Moon? is an exciting mix of styles and genres by leading women poets including: Grace Nichols, Frances Horovitz, Jenny Joseph, Wendy Cope, Alice Walker, Sylvia Plath, Maya Angelou and Margaret Atwood.

This stunning anthology of poems has been specially compiled with teenage girls in mind. The collection also has much to offer to and will be enjoyed by teenage boys and adults, too.

Vibrant, funny, tender, sad and moving poems from the leading women poets of our time.

Author: Wendy Cope
Format: Paperback
Ageband: from 13
Release Date: 09 Sep 2011
Pages: 128
ISBN: 978-0-00-712764-1
Wendy Cope was born in 1945, and earned a BA from Oxford (1966) and a dipolma from the Westminster College of Education (1967). After teaching for several years at various junior schools in London, she became a freelance writer and columnist. When asked about her work, Cope asserts “I dislike the term ‘light verse’ because it is used as a way of dismissing poets who allow humour into their work… a humourous poem can also be serious; deeply felt and saying something that matters.”

In an ideal world once she turns 13 every young woman would receive a copy of Is That The New Moon? Books for Keeps (January 2003) -

In its reissued form, this wonderful anthology should be a handbook for all adolescent girls. The poems Wendy Cope has selected, all by women, are exciting, funny and tender, providing reassurance and understanding of the chequered path of growing up. Guardian -

An exceptionally good selection of women’s poetry.The Listener -

An essential addition to your poetry collection.The English Magazine -

A most exciting choice of poetry… Women’s attitudes to themselves, and to men, their feelings, how girls react to different things are all explored and celebrated in this brilliant anthology.Julia Eccleshare -