They're baack! The
poets from Fat Poets Speak: Voices of the Fat Poets'
Society again embrace their lives as fat women in a thin-loving culture and write poems about
negotiating their days among different, sometimes dangerous and hate-filled worlds.
But they are more than just their voices. They are women who live
and love with gusto, passion and yearning—they live and love fatly.
Fat Poets Speak 2: Living and Loving
Fatly takes you on a journey through the days of these deeply angry, loving, creative poets.
Experience the stages and states through which they travel in the space of 24 hours, in the space of a week,
through the months of the year. Laugh, cry, commiserate and celebrate as the poets guide you through highs and
lows, sadness and joy, grim defiance and determination and stunning pinnacles of loving and understanding.Especially lush and sensuous poems are starred for the benefit of readers.
The contributors from the first volume,
Fat Poets Speak: Voices of the Fat Poets'
Society, are back—with the exception of Corinna Makris Winter, whom the
poets hope will be able to join them again in the future. This second volume proudly adds
Eileen Rosensteel and Mary Ray Worley, founder of the Fat Poets'
Society at a NAAFA convention in the Boston area in 2006. Fat Poets Speak 2
also featuresone poem each by four new voices, activists in the fat
The Fat Poets' Society is donating royalties from the first volume, Fat Poets
Speak, to the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance. Royalties from
Fat Poets Speak 2 will be donated to fat activist Ragen
to Fat Poets Speak 2:
Living and Loving Fatly
Kathy Barron, Anne Kaplan, Lesleigh Owen, Eileen
Rosensteel, Mary Ray Worley, Frannie Zellman (contributor and editor)
Voices Durette Hauser, Deb Lemire, Deah
Schwartz, M.M. Stein