Poems About Domestic Violence

Poetry often dares to bring hidden issues into the daylight. Countless poets—published and amateur—have written on themes relevant to domestic violence. The poems we analyzed can be used as educational tools, sources of inspiration or therapeutic resources.

Learn more about the domestic violence-related poetry of various authors by clicking on one of the links below!

August 12, 2011

In “Fear Poem,” Joy Harjo literally speaks to her fear, addressing it as a separate organism...

July 25, 2011

Mysterious and compelling, Eavan Boland’s “Domestic Violence” is the narrator’s rumination on...

July 25, 2011

Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise” is a piece of joyous empowerment through and through.

July 25, 2011

In “Another Woman,” Carol Geneya Kaplan ruminates on the death of a woman who is killed by her...