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Fat Poets Speak: Voices of the Fat Poets’ Society

Fat Poets Speak: Voices of the Fat Poets' SocietyFat Poets Speak: Voices of the Fat Poets’ Society
by Kathy Barron, Anne S. Kaplan, Corinna Makris, Lesleigh J. Owen & Frannie Zellman
edited by Frannie Zellman

May 2009

Original trade paperback  128 pp ISBN 9781597190169 $15.95 | Ebook ISBN 9781597190510 $5.99 | About the Authors| Library Request Form (PDF)

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Smart, sassy, sensual and soulful―Five women share the poetry and process of fat embodiment.

In a sociocultural climate in which fat bodies are considered diseased and blamed for everything from rising medical costs to global warning, it takes courage for fat women, especially, to express anything but shame about their bodies. Fat Poets Speak is part of and intended for the growing movement reclaiming “fat” as a valid way to exist in the world.

The Fat Poets’ Society was born during a poetry workshop at the 2006 annual convention of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance, a civil rights organization. The poets are donating their royalties to NAAFA.

More info about:
Fat Poets Speak 2: Living and Loving Fatly
Fat Poets Speak 3: FatDance Flying

Grab the Lapels praise for the Fat Poets Speak series:

Fat Poets Speak: Voices of the Fat Poets’ Society
“Really, the glory of reading this collection is that it’s unique — the poets’ feelings about their fat bodies are typically silenced in media.”

Fat Poets Speak 2: Living and Loving Fatly
“This collection pushed me significantly. Though I’ve been reading about fat women for years now…the love of fat bodies was surprising. Some part of me has accepted tolerance, rather than love. Can you love a fat body — including your own? The answer is duh, yes, but because the message is so rarely distributed, I was shocked before I could normalize what I was reading.”

Fat Poets Speak 3: FatDance Flying
“Rather than being on the defensive as the authors seemed in Voices of the Fat Poets’ Society, the poets in FatDance Flying call out fatphobia, name it, tear it down or ignore it, taking away the power hate has over them and making the angry person sit in their hate stew. I found myself smiling while immersed in such poems….The poems felt more mature and subtle in FatDance Flying, demonstrating the way this group has grown as poets and people, and it was my favorite of the bunch.”

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