Dena Taylor

When A Woman Tells the Truth: Writings and creative work by women over 80

Exclamation Points: Collected Poems

Tell Me the Number before Infinity:
The Story of a Girl with a Quirky Mind, an Eccentric Family, and Oh Yes, a Disability
with Becky Taylor

Red Flower: Rethinking Menstruation

Anthologies edited by Dena Taylor

Feminist Parenting: Struggles, Triumphs, & Comic Interludes

Women of The 14th Moon: Writings on Menopause
with Amber Coverdale Sumrall

Sexual Harassment: Women Speak Out
with Amber Coverdale Sumrall

Disabled Mothers:
Stories and Scholarship by and about Mothers wih Disabilities
with Gloria Filax

The Time of Our Lives: Women Write on Sex After 40
with Amber Coverdale Sumrall

Published by Dena Taylor

Murawina: An Authentic Aboriginal Message


Women of the 14th Moon: Writings on Menopause

Edited with Amber Coverdale Sumrall

From Library Journal

This anthology of poetry and prose by women offers unique first-person accounts of menopause. The 90 contributors--Ursula K. Le Guin, Marge Piercy, Betty Friedan, and Brooke Medicine Eagle, among others--present their feelings about this transition and their reactions to the negative values that society and the medical establishment have given to women who are no longer fertile. They encourage women to consider menopause as a positive change bringing new freedom. Unlike other books on the subject (Sadia Greenwood's Menopause Natural ly , Volcano Pr., 1989. rev. ed.; Anne Dickson and Nikki Henriques's Women on Menopause , Healing Arts Pr., 1988), this one is not restricted to medical and health information. The contributors discuss personal thoughts and urge women to use menopause as an opportunity to make creative changes in their lives. An interesting addition for public, health, and women's studies collections.

This book is available from Dena Taylor


Dena Taylor, MSW, Rutgers University, is retired from careers in social work and education.