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Dwelling in Possibility
Author: Yopie Prins

ISBN: 9780801482946
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 16 November 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.3
Description:
Dwelling in Possibility cuts aross conventional boundaries between critical and creative writing by featuring the work of both women poets and feminist critics as they explore and exemplify the relationship between gender and poetic genres. The contributors suggest new ways of thinking and writing about poetry in light of contemporary questions about history and identity. Most of the contributions are published here for the first time.

This imaginatively conceived book covers a range in terms of time, geography, and genre, considering poets from antiquity to the present and drawing on a variety of critical approaches. Of particular note are essays on the transformation of classical lyric through the figure of Sappho, and on the transformative use of biblical material in women's verse.

The poets whose work is represented (in prose as well as poetry) include: Eavan Boland, Olga Broumas and T. Begley, Anne Carson, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Rita Dove, Marilyn Hacker, Joy Harjo, bell hooks, Susan Howe, Alicia Ostriker, M. Nourbese Philip, and Eleanor Wilner. Also included are critical essays on such poets as: Emily Dickinson, Adrienne Rich, Lucille Clifton, Stevi...

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