In Wild Girls, a cascade of vibrant voices shows up, speaks up, stirs up, grieves, heals. The “wild girls” spirit is bold, persistent, sometimes humorous, occasionally tragic, and often heroic. Included are wild girls from family, current events, history, the arts, and even make-believe. Together, they share their stories. The author’s passion is observing and honoring the authentic Wild Girl in herself and others. As a writer, she wants her readers-men and women-to feel poignancy in the details, to find a moment of connection in each poem, to nurture empathy in themselves, to bask in the language.