10 Feminist Poets Who Will Leave You Stronger Than Before
Megan Falley is as unflinchingly bold as poetry gets. Known for her presence in the spoken-word scene, her words and delivery of them like arrows to your heart leave their mark on you, never to be erased. Without losing an ounce of ferocity, she's also an ocean of vulnerability. She tells her audience exactly why she is beautiful and why she is flawed, with a feminist fire burning all the way through. It's for those reasons I've fallen maddeningly in love with her. Falley's narrative has taught me to have pride in the sum of my parts. She's also a total wordsmith, and the images she conjures are clear as day. Reading her work will transport you to a funky, gorgeous universe where you feel completely seen.
Her work is known for discussing abuse, addiction, body shaming, and homophobia. She has written two full-length collections (After the Witch Hunt and Redhead and the Slaughter King) as well as a chapbook of poems about Lana Del Rey (Bad Girls, Honey).
I want to live in an honest house
where the motion detector is so sharp
it knows when my thoughts leave the room.
I want a clap-on lamp that works as a polygraph;
when you swear you still love me, the lights flicker.
— excerpt from "The Honest House" by Megan Falley