Rao made a brave, important choice to focus her work on women, and in many ways, this risk paid off.
No other poet in the last ten years (or maybe ever) has been able to create such a powerful shift in the public opinion of poetry.
Just the thought of sending your work to be published along with "real" writers you admire is just...stomachache-inducing.
My first thought when I finally bought the book was “Oh yeah, this is gonna fuck me up.”
Okay, I won’t string you along on this one. Yes, the answer is absolutely yes.
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You can do more. This doesn’t mean you aren’t doing enough right now, it means you contain multitudes, you are a powerful force full of too many stories to tell the same one over and over.