In Lines of Life: 101 Poems by 101 Women Germaine Greer brings together poems 'written from the point of view of a woman and most of them about being female.' This wonderful collection explores a range of female poets from the sixteenth century to the present day and celebrates what it is like to be a woman, from declarations of wifely appreciation to rueful reflections on the vicissitudes of love, from the complications of childbirth and rearing to the necessary labour of writing. Greer's selection of these is a sampling of the variousness of voices and includes writers who have often been overwhelmed in history by their male counterparts. Above all it conveys Greer's commitment and contribution to the history of women's writing.
AUTHOR: Germaine Greer was born in Melbourne in 1939. She came to England on a Commonwealth Scholarship in 1964 adn since that time has held academic positions in this country and America. Her publications include The Female Eunuch (1969), Sex and Destiny: The Politics of Human Fertility (1984), The Madwoman's Underclothes: Essays and Occasional Writings (1986), Kissing the Rod: An Anthology of Seventeenth Century Women's Verse (1988), The Whole Woman (1999), and The Boy (2003). Since the early 1970s she has been a regular broadcaster, reviewer and journalist.