Shakti’s Words


Articulating a purely feminist consciousness; giving voice to Third World and immigrant concerns; decrying racism and bigotry; rebellious and subversive, sometimes simply lyrical or imagistic; invoking the real, magical, and mythical, old worlds and the new; analytical or synthetical; these poems reflect also a commitment to craft, the search for form, and individual style. They represent the new voices that are gradually changing the landscape of Canadian literature.

Shakti’s Words is a diverse collection, as personal as it is politicized.”
–Books in Canada

“This collection deserves a place in Canadian poetry courses across the country.”
–Canadian Literature


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Publication Date: 1993

Paperback ISBN: 978-0-920661-29-1
Page size: 5.75″ x 8.75″
112 pages

Judith Kearns received her PhD from the University of Manitoba in 1987 and taught in the Department of English at the University of Winnipeg for several years. Her teaching interests include rhetoric, Canadian Literature, the Renaissance, and Women’s Studies. She has worked as the Provincial Coordinator of the Manitoba Action Committee on the Status of Women, and recently returned to the University of Manitoba to teach the Writing Programme.

Diane McGifford received her PhD from the University of Manitoba in 1979, and has taught at the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg. Her teaching interests include Canadian Literature, Modern British Literature, Women’s Studies and teaching English as a Second Language. At present, she works as the Organization Coordinator of the Fort Garry Women’s Resource Centre in Winnipeg.