Poetry X Hunger Poet Wins a National Poetry Competition -- Yes!
Lori Heninger, Executive Director of The Montclair Fund for Women, has
won Quillkeepers Press 2023 Fall Chapbook Competition for her collection
“Words for Women”. Stephanie Lamb, CEO of Quillkeepers Press said, “It is a
tough world out there, and we need more strong, bold, and caring women to
shine a light on and for others. Thank you for being that conduit!”
Heninger wrote “Words for Women” as the Supreme Court overturned Roe v
Wade in June of 2022. She explained, “It was a response to the increasing limits
on women’s bodily autonomy. The book is about reclaiming language that
has traditionally been used to demean and diminish women. Each poem’s title,
such as “Battle-axe”, “Harpy”, “Housewife”, demonstrates how words were
used pejoratively and how we can reclaim those words.”
For more information about Lori, you can visit her website at www.LoriHeninger.com.
Here's a link to her poem and video on Poetry X Hunger's website -- Poem by Lori Heninger - Poetry X Hunger
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