Contemporary Women's Poetry: Reading/Writing/Practice

Contemporary Women's Poetry: Reading/Writing/Practice

by A. Mark, D. Rees-Jones


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Contemporary Women's Poetry is a unique resource for students, teachers, and anyone interest in contemporary poetry. It offers the opportunity for readers to engage with the work of important figures and issues in contemporary women's poetry from two perspectives: that of poets themselves, and that of literary criticism. The poets discuss their writing practice and the reasons for their poetic strategies, while the literary critics many of whom are also poets themselves contextualise, analyse and situate the work of a wide range of poetry of the most significant women poets of our time in Britain and North America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333734384
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 08/17/2000
Edition description: 2000
Pages: 275
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Alison Mark is Research Fellow and Lecturer in English at Brunel University College . Deryn Rees-Jones is Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at Liverpool Hope University College.

Table of Contents

Titles for Abbreviation Introduction Defending the Freedom of the Poet/Music Under the Skin; A.Stevenson The How and the Why; R.Padel Home Fires; S.Wicks The Poet's Dilemma: A Murder Mystery; G.Lewis God's Velvet Cushions; S.Hill Hospitalspeak: The Neuro-psychiatric Unit; U.A.Fanthorpe The Least International Shop in the World; M.Alvi Confounding Geography; J.Shapcott Riverrunning (Realisations); M.O'Sullivan 'Nothing that is not There and the Nothing that is'; D.Rees-Jones Writing about Writing about Writing (about Writing); A.Mark Poetic Licence; H.Carr 'Nothing to do with Eternity'? Adrienne Rich, Feminism and Poetry; J.Montefiore Marking Time: Fanny Howe's Poetics of Transcendence; C.Wills 'Body and Soul': the Power of Sharon Olds; V.Feaver 'Beyond Interpellation? Affect, Embodiment and the Poetics of Denise Riley; C.Watts Personal Politics in the Poetry of Carol Rumens and Denise Levertov; M.Lomax 'The Stain of Absolute Possession': The Postcolonial in the Work of Eavan Boland; R.Atfield 'Now I am Alien ': Immigration and the Discourse of Nation in the Poetry of Carol Ann Duffy; L.Kinnahan 'Curious Rarities'? The Work of Kathleen James and Jackie Kay; J.Winning 'A she even Smaller than Me': Gender Dreams of the Contemporary Avant-Garde; H.Tarlo Index

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