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Women Poets on Mentorship

Posted on Fri, Jun, 22, 2012

I'm often asked about resources in mentoring and I recently found one that is unique and intriguing regarding women and mentoring.  Women Poets on Mentorship: Efforts and Affections can be found on Amazon. The book description is as follows:

"Imagine being a young poet, nurturing your craft without the benefit of established mentors. Imagine having never been in a class taught by a woman poet or not having a bookshelf filled with books written by living women poets. Luckily, young women poets today don’t have to. Arielle Greenberg and Rachel Zucker’s Women Poets on Mentorship: Efforts and Affections collects both personal essays and representative poems by women born after 1960 whose careers were influenced—directly or indirectly—by the women who preceded them.

The poets in this collection describe a new kind of influence, one less hierarchical, less patriarchal, and less anxious than forms of mentorship in the past. Vivid and intelligent, these twenty-four essays explore the complicated nature of the mentoring relationship, with all its joys and difficulties, and show how this new sense of writing out of female experience and within a community of writers has fundamentally changed women’s poetry."

At Management Mentors, we recognize that women need both personal and professional mentoring experiences, such as women mentoring networks. I hope that this resource provides useful to many looking for information regarding women and mentoring.


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