National Poetry Month
Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty
of the world,
and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.
-Percy Bysshe Shelley, A Defence of Poetry (1840)
(Image of Walt Whitman Poster downloaded from http://www.poets.org/images/NPM_Poster_07.jpg on 3/27/07)
National Poetry Month was established by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 as a month-long, national celebration of poetry, with the aim of increasing the attention paid by individuals and the media to the art of poetry, to living poets, to American poetic heritage, and to poetry books and magazines, in the hope of increasing the visibility, presence, and accessibility of poetry in American culture. We have compiled a selected bibliography featuring poems, journal articles and other resources by and about women poets worldwide.
Selected Books by and about women poets
Armstrong, Isobel, Bristow, Joseph & Sharrock, Cath. Nineteenth-century women poets: an Oxford anthology, Oxford: Clarendon Press; New York: Oxford University Press, 1996, 1998 paperback printing.
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Bankier, Joanna. The Other voice: twentieth-century women's poetry in translation, New York: Norton, c1976. PN6109.9 .O8 DISPLAY-LIB
Bax, Clifford & Stewart, Meum, The distaff muse; an anthology of poetry written by women, London: Hollis & Carter, 1949. PR1177 .B35r
Bennett, Paula. My life, a loaded gun: female creativity and feminist poetics, Boston: Beacon Press, c1986 PS147 .B46
Bertram, Vicki. Kicking daffodils: twentieth-century women poets [electronic resource], Edinburgh, [Scotland]: Edinburgh University Press, c1997. PN1091 .K53 1997eb
Brooks, Gwendolyn. Report from part two, Chicago: Third World Press, 1996. PS3503.R7244 Z524
Chester, Laura & Barba, Sharon. Rising tides; 20th century American women poets, New York: Washington Square Press .
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Diehl, Joanne Feit. Elizabeth Bishop and Marianne Moore: the psychodynamics of creativity, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, c1993. PS3503.I785 Z634
Gilbert, Sandra M. Shakespeare's sisters: feminist essays on women poets, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, c1979.
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Giovanni, Nikki. Racism 101, New York: W. Morrow, c1994. PS3557.I55 Z47
Gould, Jean. Modern American women poets, New York: Dodd, Mead, c1984. PS151 .G63 DISPLAY-LIB
Harjo, Joy. The spiral of memory: interviews, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, c1996. PS3558.A62423 Z466
Lauter, Estella. Women as mythmakers: poetry and visual art by twentieth-century women, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, c1984. NX180.F4 L38 DISPLAY-LIB
Lipking, Lawrence I. Abandoned women and poetic tradition, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988. PN1103 .L56
Lundin, Roger. Emily Dickinson and the art of belief, Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., c1998. PS1541.Z5 L86
Martin, Wendy. An American triptych: Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, Adrienne Rich, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, c1984. PS310.F45 M3 DISPLAY-LIB
May, Caroline. The American female poets: with biographical and critical notices, Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston, 1865, c1848.
Middlebrook, Diane Wood & Yalom, Marilyn. Coming to light: American women poets in the twentieth century, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, c1985. PS151 .C65
Mitchell, Verner D. This waiting for love: Helene Johnson, poet of the Harlem Renaissance, Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, c2000. PS3560.O37834 A6 DISPLAY-LIB
Moore, Virginia. Distinguished women writers, New York, E.P. Dutton [c1934]. PN471 .M7
Mullaney, Janet Palmer. Truthtellers of the times: interviews with contemporary women poets, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, c1998. PS151 .T78
Muske-Dukes, Carol. Women and poetry : truth, autobiography, and the shape of the self, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, c1997. PS151 .M85
Ostriker, Alicia. Stealing the language: the emergence of women's poetry in America, Boston: Beacon Press, c1986.
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Ostriker, Alicia. Writing like a woman, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, c1983. PS151 .O77 DISPLAY-LIB
Petrino, Elizabeth A. Emily Dickinson and her contemporaries: women's verse in America, 1820-1885, Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, c1998. PS1541.Z5 P44 DISPLAY-LIB
Rubiera Mata, María Jesús. Poesía femenina hispanoárabe, Madrid: Castalia: Instituto de la Mujer, c1989. PJ8414.5.S8 P63 DISPLAY-LIB
Rule, Jane. Lesbian images, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1975. PN56.S53 R84
Sánchez, Marta Ester. Contemporary Chicana poetry: a critical approach to an emerging literature [electronic resource], Berkeley: University of California Press, c1985. PS153.M4 .S26 1985eb
Sielke, Sabine. Fashioning the female subject: the intertextual networking of Dickinson, Moore, and Rich, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, c1997. PS152 .S54
Stevenson, Jane & Davidson, Peter. Early modern women poets, (1520-1700): an anthology, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.
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Walker, Cheryl. Masks outrageous and austere: culture, psyche, and persona in modern women poets [electronic resource], Bloomington: Indiana University Press, c1991. PS310.S34 W35 1991eb
Walker, Cheryl. The nightingale's burden: women poets and American culture before 1900, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, c1982.PS147 .W27 DISPLAY-LIB
Wheeler, Lesley. The poetics of enclosure: American women poets from Dickinson to Dove, Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, c2002. PS147 .W47
Whitehead, Kim. The feminist poetry movement, Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, c1996. PS310.F45 W45
Yorke, Liz, Impertinent voices: subversive strategies in contemporary women's poetry, London ; New York: Routledge, 1991. PS310.F45 Y67
Bickford, Donna M. A praxis of parataxis. Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism, Apr2005 5 (2)
Blair, Ruth. Finding home: the poetry of Margaret Scott. Australian Literary Studies, 2005 22 (2)
Grogan, Ruth A. "Nobody knows the story": Amy Clampitt's poems of childhood. Papers on Language & Literature, Fall2004 40 (4)
Gundy, Jeff. Darkness and light. Christian Century, 1/24/2006 123 (2)
Hamer, Diane Ellen. Amy Lowell wasn't writing about flowers. Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide, Jul/Aug2004 11 (4)
Hooper, Monika & Stewart, Jennifer. "I'm always looking at fields": an interview with Jo McDougall. Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies, Aug2005 36(2)
Hughes, Linda K. Women poets and contested spaces in the yellow book. SEL: Studies in English Literature (Johns Hopkins), Autumn2004, 44 (4)
Kramer, Jane. Self inventions. New Yorker, 5/3/2004 80 (10)
Levine, Philip. In the next world: the poetry of Roberta Spear. Great River Review, Spring/Summer2005 (42)
McCredden, Lyn. 'untranscended / life itself':the poetry of Pam Brown. Australian Literary Studies, 2005 22 (2)
Meghan O'Rourke, J. Allyn Rosser & Eleanor Wilner on "Women's Poetry". Poetry, Jan2006 187 (4)
Pender, Anne. 'Phrases between us': the poetry of Anna Wickham. Australian Literary Studies, 2005 22 (2)
Rowell, Charles Henry. "Something we need": an interview with Tracy K. Smith. Callaloo, Fall2004 27 (4)
Stanistreet, Paul. 'We're all here, with our buttons done up wrong.' Adults Learning, Dec2005 17 (4)
Strickland, L. N'zinga. Underground writer has fertile, poetic mind. New York Amsterdam News, 6/2/2005 96 (23)
Tennant-Moore, Hannah. Eileen Myles' Song of the Self. Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide, Sep/Oct2005 12 (5)
"With meekness aske perseverantly": on reading Julian of Norwich. Mystics Quarterly, Sep-Dec2004 30 (3/4)
The edge of each other's battles: the vision of Audre Lorde [videorecording], producer, director, writer, Jennifer Abod Long Beach, CA : Profile Productions, c2002. Video Tape 1729
Hubert, Linda. The fresh female face of recent American poetry [videorecording], Decatur, GA: Agnes Scott College, 1992.
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Sonia Sanchez [videorecording], the Lannan Foundation in association with Metropolitan Pictures and EZTV ; produced and directed by Lewis MacAdams and John Dorr. Los Angeles, CA: The Foundation, c1991. Video Tape 1176
The Academy of American Poets - National Poetry Month http://www.poets.org/
Bernstein, Against National Poetry Month As Such http://www.press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/044106.html