In this Book

buy this book Buy This Book in Print
summary

Poetry in America is flourishing in this new millennium and asking serious questions of itself: Is writing marked by gender and if so, how? What does it mean to be experimental? How can lyric forms be authentic? This volume builds on the energetic tensions inherent in these questions, focusing on ten major American women poets whose collective work shows an incredible range of poetic practice.
Each section of the book is devoted to a single poet and contains new poems; a brief "statement of poetics" by the poet herself in which she explores the forces — personal, aesthetic, political — informing her creative work; a critical essay on the poet's work; a biographical statement; and a bibliography listing works by and about the poet. Underscoring the dynamic give and take between poets and the culture at large, this anthology is indispensable for anyone interested in poetry, gender and the creative process.

CONTRIBUTORS: Rae Armantrout, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Lucie Brock Broido, Jorie Graham, Barbara Guest, Lyn Hejinian, Brenda Hillman, Susan Howe, Ann Lauterbach, Harryette Mullen.

Table of Contents

restricted access Download Full Book
  1. Cover
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xiv
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-17
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Rae Armantrout,
  1. As We’re Told
  2. p. 18
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. The Plan
  2. pp. 18-19
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. View
  2. p. 20
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Up to Speed
  2. pp. 20-22
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Manufacturing
  2. pp. 22-24
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Poetic Statement: Cheshire Poetics
  2. pp. 24-26
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Lyricism of the Swerve: The Poetry of Rae Armantrout
  2. Hank Lazer
  3. pp. 27-52
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge
  1. From Four Year Old Girl
  2. pp. 53-56
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. From Kali
  2. pp. 56-59
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. From The Retired Architect
  2. p. 60
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Poetic Statement: By Correspondence
  2. pp. 61-67
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. A “Sensitive Empiricism”: ”Berssenbrugge’s Phenomenological Investigations
  2. Linda Voris
  3. pp. 68-93
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Lucie Brock-Broido
  1. The One Thousand Days
  2. pp. 94-95
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Soul Keeping Company
  2. pp. 95-96
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Periodic Table of Ethereal Elements
  2. pp. 96-97
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Am Moor
  2. pp. 98-99
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Carrowmore
  2. pp. 99-100
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Poetic Statement: Myself a Kangaroo Among the Beauties
  2. pp. 100-103
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. “Subject, Subjugate, Inthralled”: The Selves of Lucie Brock-Broido
  2. Stephen Burt
  3. pp. 103-126
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Jorie Graham
  1. Exit Wound
  2. pp. 127-131
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Covenant
  2. pp. 131-134
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Prayer
  2. p. 134
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Gulls
  2. pp. 135-138
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. The Complex Mechanism of the Break
  2. pp. 138-140
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. In/Silence
  2. pp. 140-142
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Philosopher’s Stone
  2. pp. 142-145
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Poetic Statement: At the Border
  2. pp. 146-148
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Jorie Graham and Emily Dickinson: Singing to Use the Waiting
  2. Thomas Gardner
  3. pp. 148-177
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Barbara Guest,
  1. Valorous Vine
  2. pp. 178-179
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. If So, Tell Me
  2. pp. 179-180
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Confession of My Images
  2. pp. 180-181
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Defensive Rapture
  2. pp. 181-183
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. An Emphasis Falls on Reality
  2. pp. 183-184
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. The Farewell Stairway, Words
  2. pp. 185-189
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Poetic Statement: The Forces of the Imagination
  2. pp. 189-191
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Implacable Poet, Purple Birds: The Work of Barbara Guest
  2. Sara Lundquist
  3. pp. 191-221
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Lyn Hejinian
  1. From Writing Is an Aid to Memory
  2. pp. 222-229
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. From Happily
  2. pp. 229-235
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Poetic Statement: Some Notes toward a Poetics
  2. pp. 235-241
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Parting with Description
  2. by Craig Dworkin
  3. pp. 242-266
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Brenda Hillman
  1. A Geology
  2. pp. 268-275
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Poetic Statement: Twelve Writings toward a Poetics of Alchemy, Dread, Inconsistency, Betweenness, and California Geological Syntax
  2. pp. 276-281
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. “Needing Syntax to Love”: Expressive Experimentalism in the Work of Brenda Hillman
  2. Lisa Sewell
  3. pp. 281-307
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Susan Howe
  1. From Chair
  2. pp. 308-324
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Poetic Statement: There Are Not Leaves Enough to Crown to Cover to Crown to Cover
  2. pp. 325-328
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Articulating the Inarticulate: Singularities and the Countermethod in Susan Howe
  2. Ming-Qian Ma
  3. pp. 329-352
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Ann Lauterbach
  1. In the Museum of the Word (Henri Matisse)
  2. pp. 353-358
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. S T O N E S (Istanbul, Robert Smithson)
  2. pp. 358-362
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Poetic Statement: As (It) Is: Toward a Poetics of the Whole Fragment
  2. pp. 363-366
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. “Enlarging the Last Lexicon of Perception” in Ann Lauterbach’s Framed Fragments
  2. Christine Hume
  3. pp. 367-400
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Harryette Mullen
  1. Wino Rhino
  2. p. 400
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Fancy Cortex
  2. pp. 400-401
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Music for Homemade Instruments
  2. p. 401
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. The Anthropic Principle
  2. pp. 401-402
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Sleeping with the Dictionary
  2. pp. 402-403
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Poetic Statement: Imagining the Unimagined Reader
  2. pp. 403-405
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. “Sleeping with the Dictionary”: Harryette Mullen’s “Recyclopedia”
  2. Elisabeth A. Frost
  3. pp. 405-424
  4. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 425-430
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
  1. Index
  2. pp. 431-440
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
Back To Top