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About the Editor and Contributors PREFACE American women poets compose a significant part of an American poetic tradition; however, discussions regarding American poetry that include women focus on a very small group of American women poets.
While troublesome in itself, this pattern proves particularly damaging for the contemporary female poet. Female poets writing today must not only struggle with or within a predominately male poetic tradition, but they must also negotiate and confront exclusive female or feminist expectations.
Furthermore, anthologies devoted to the works of specific groups of poets—Language poets, award winners, poets of color—also exist. This reference work, however, deals specifically with contemporary American women poets—well known and lesser known, women of color as well as white women—as it begins to fill a gap in our understanding of contemporary American poetry.
This project also manifests limitations and politics of inclusion and exclusion. I do not suggest that this reference book is by any means complete or exhaustive. I view it as only one resource through which to identify and acknowledge the many women who have written and continue to write on American poetics.
This volume includes American women poets who published a significant part of their work from to the present and provides an important contribution to the study of American women poets during this time frame.
In an effort to avoid duplication, some poets do not appear in this volume, most notably Elizabeth Bishop. The women included in Contemporary American Women Poets come from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds, and they both represent and inhabit multiple social and class positions. In addition, the seventy poets in this book write from and about all parts of the United States.
These voices also include international accents as many of these women come from, write about, and understand countries outside of the borders of the United States. Thus, this volume acknowledges the global, cultural, and social influences in the poetry of contemporary American women poets. You will also find that I have included Muriel Rukeyser, although she died in and published her most important works much earlier than most of the poets in this volume.
The format of this sourcebook is similar to that of other references Greenwood has published. In some cases, when the list of reviews and critical sources proves immense, I have provided a selected list.
Finally, I would like to acknowledge and thank the contributors to this project.
Like the poets about whom they write, the contributors represent a diverse group of men and women, both inside and outside of academia. Their essays speak with various accents, and they manifest the spirit of the writer. Some of the contributors, poets themselves, write, publish, and perform their poetry throughout this country.
In most cases, the writer of the entry conveys his or her own connection to and investment in a particular poet as well as his or her individual love of poetry.
The depth of understanding, insight, and commitment that I found in each entry has touched my own spirit, and for that, I thank each and every contributor.
Curry and Steven Gould Axelrod for helping me in the early stages of this project and, more importantly, for their expertise regarding, and love of, poetry, which they so generously share with me. I also thank Laurie Champion for her faith in my ability to take on this project.
Muchas Gracias, mi amor. I also thank the editors at Greenwood for their careful scrutiny with a special thank you to George Butler and Emmanuel Nelson.
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Journal Archive - Volume 35, Numbers 3&4 Joshua Coben - Teeth and Marriages K.D. Duffin - Portrait of a Swiss Guard Jesse Graves - Revivals Sybil Pittman Estess - Now & Then: New & Selected Poems, by Robert Phillips Eric Gadzinski - Admission, by Jerry Williams.
Sunset on the bayou / Sybil Pittman Estess ; The people and the land are inseparable / Leslie Marmon Silko ; A full life in a small place / Janice Emily Bowers ; Mastodon teeth / Sybil Pittman Estess ; Monarchs ; Sleep, monarchs, rising and falling / Alison Hawthorne Deming ;.
Sybil Summary Sybil Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book. This study guide contains the following sections: This detailed literature summary also contains Topics for Discussion and a Free Quiz on Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber.
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