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American Women Poets In The 21st Century: Where Lyric Meets Language

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This anthology shows the rich diversity of perspectives in which women poets expand and contest the current state of the art.
Hardcover, 439 pages
Published August 13th 2002 by Wesleyan (first published July 28th 2002)
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Kristi
The set-up of this book is particularly appealing: poetic statement, a chunk of poems, a scholarly essay (regarding the poet, but not by the poet). Like one of those food trays, with a space set out for each essential.
Wendy Trevino
I don't know why she's not mentioned in the goodreads description but Juliana Spahr is one of the editors of this anthology (the other being Rankine), and Spahr composed the Introduction.
Doralee Brooks
Having just read Claudia Rankine, I wanted to read this book that she co-edited because I had hoped that it would give me an introduction to and a deeper appreciation of other poets who are breaking free so to speak of traditional structures and syntax in their work. I find that I relate to Mullen's work and Rankine's in particular because of the common ancestry we share. Their concerns are my concerns. However, it is more difficult for me to encounter other poets presented here. I do want to re ...more
Abby
I thought I would really like the set-up of this book -- poems, poetic statement, and critical essay for each poet -- but in the end, I could have done without the essays, which on the whole were dry and contributed little to my appreciation of the work.
clarissa cutrell
Some wonderful poets you find in other anthologies. Bought this when I was working for the Naropa Summer Writing Program, and it features many of the writers they often bring in.
Tessa
I just read the poetry and some of the statements. I'm used to reading narrative poetry, so re-finding a way to read these poets was fun and refreshing.
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Claudia Rankine is an American poet and playwright born in 1963 and raised in Kingston, Jamaica and New York City. She has taught at Case Western Reserve University, Barnard College, University of Georgia, and in the writing program at the University of Houston. As of 2011, Rankine is the Henry G. Lee Professor of Poetry at Pomona College.
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