Collected by one of Britain's foremost poets, "Is that the New Moon?" is a 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 anthology of poems has been specially compiled with teenage girls in mind but also has much to offer to, and should be enjoyed by teenage boys and adults too. Vibrant, funny, tender, sad and moving poems from the leading women poets of our time.
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."