Drawing upon the writing of such diverse poets as Denise Levertov, Margaret Atwood, Adrienne Rich, Sylvia Plath, Gwendolyn Brooks, Diane Wakoski, Anne Sexton, Maxine Kumin, Carolyn Kizer, Lucille Clifton, Audre Lorde, June Jordan, May Swenson, Elizabeth Bishop, and Judy Grahn, Stealing the Language represents the first comprehensive appraisal of women's poetry in America and brilliantly defines one of the most exciting and original literary movements of our time.