The gentler sex or the deadlier of the species. Between these two definitions of the female gender lies a collection of some of the most beautiful verse ever written. For much of history women have been seen rather than heard. In this volume poets of great depth and feeling express themselves on a range of topics and in ways that perhaps only a woman can. Here in Volume 1 we bring you the works from Eliza Acton to Charlotte Bronte by way of Jane Austen, Aphra Behn, Anne Bradstreet, Anne Bronte and many others. Our readers include Ghizela Rowe and Richard Mitchley.