Kate Rogers

Poet, Essayist Reviewer

Not a Muse



Not a Muse: the inner lives of women 

edited by Kate Rogers and Viki Holmes

published by Haven Books, Hong Kong, 2009.


In Not a Muse more than 100 poets from 24 countries explore the rich and complex lives
of women.

Vibrant verse from Margaret Atwood,
Sharon Olds, Erica Jong, Lorna Crozier,
Elisabeth Harvor, Rati Saxena, Anindita Sengupta,
Eileen R. Tabios, Louise Ho, Agnes Lam, Fatima Naoot,
Pascale Petit,
Rose Flint, Luisa A. Igloria, Michelle Cahill,
Menna Elfyn- and many others.
Preface by Laksmi Pamuntjak.
“Creator, lover, freedom fighter, explorer, home maker, myth maker.. As this stimulating selection of poems proves,
there is no such thing as an average woman–
a notion upon which we might all care to muse.”
—Stephen McCarty, Literary Editor,
South China Morning Post
“I love that anthology. I was inspired by all this wonderful poetry written by so many women (and from all over the world!)
It helped me figure out the kind of poetry I myself was drawn to and wanted to write!”
—Jean Eng, Toronto-based author of the poetry collection “Festival of All Souls,” Inanna Publications.
Jean’s paintings have been exhibited in public, institutional and commercial galleries in Canada, the U.S. and Japan.