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Contemporary women poets /
introductory forwards by Elizabeth M. Mills, Diane Wakoski ; editor, Pamela L. Shelton.
Detroit : St. James Press, 1998.
xxi, 400 p.
1558623566 (alk. paper)
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Detroit : St. James Press, 1998.
1558623566 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 1998-05-01:
Another in the St. James "Contemporary Writers" series, this new volume provides a solidly crafted introduction to 250 modern women poets writing in English, over 100 of whom are new to the series. The poets range from the very well known‘e.g., Maya Angelou, Louise Erdrich, Marge Piercy, Jorie Graham, and Diane Ackerman‘to the less well known and studied. Each entry includes a biography, a listing of works both by and about the poet, a personal statement when available from the poet about her work and influences, and a critical essay. The critical essays range from 500 to 1000 words but are sufficient to provide insight into the poetry for the beginning researcher. Each is signed, and a detailed list of contributors‘including such notables as poets Rita Dove and Diane Wakoski and scholars Marjorie Perloff and Elizabeth Mills‘is included. Indexes by title and nationality round out the text. This volume is particularly valuable in providing critical examinations of poets who have yet to receive much formal attention. Recommended for all academic libraries and larger public libraries.‘Neal Wyatt, Chesterfield Cty. P.L., VA
Appeared in Choice on 1998-06:
The biographical, bibliographical, and critical entries in Shelton's book treat nearly 250 prominent women poets writing and publishing today in the English language. It also includes "significant foreign-language authors" of academic interest and several "important new women poets" currently receiving critical attention. The format of entries is standardized, providing for each poet a biographical sketch, bibliographies, personal statements by the poets, and critical essays. Each entry cites biographies, publications (poetry, novels, plays, short stories, and books for children), critical studies, and media adaptations, and gives the poet's nationality, birth date, background and education, awards, and addresses or presentations. The volume ends with title and nationality indexes and notes about advisers and contributors. The foreword by Elizabeth M. Mills notes that these poets bring us, "clearer and stronger than ever," their "faithful and daring revelations"; a second foreword by Diane Wakoski ("American Myth and the Way American Women Poets Use It)" explores poets' "natural connection with the earth, the land," including African and Native American poets. Recommended for high school, college, and university libraries. N. S. Osborne; SUNY College at Oswego
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Booklist, March 1998
Library Journal, May 1998
Choice, June 1998
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