Contemporary American Women Poets: An A-to-Z Guide, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0313076480
  • ISBN-13: 9780313076480
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 402 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2002 | Published/Released October 2007
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Overview

Includes entries on numerous American women poets who published significant works after 1945. Each entry presents a short biography, a discussion of major works and themes, a survey of the poet's critical reception, and primary and secondary bibliographies. Included poets come from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds, geographical regions, and social classes.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Introduction.
1: Ackerman, Diane (Fink) (1948– ).
2: Ai (1947– ).
3: Angelou, Maya (1928– ).
4: Armantrout, Rae (Mary) (1947– ).
5: Badikian, Beatriz (1951– ).
6: Brooks, Gwendolyn Elizabeth (1917–2000).
7: Broumas, Olga (1949– ).
8: Castillo, Ana (1953– ).
9: Cervantes, Lorna Dee (1954– ).
10: Chernoff, Maxine (1952– ).
11: Chin, Marilyn (1955– ).
12: Cisneros, Sandra (1954– ).
13: Clampitt, Amy (1920–1994).
14: Clary, Killarney (1953– ).
15: Clifton, Lucille (1936– ).
16: Coleman, Wanda (1946– ).
17: Cortez, Jayne (1936– ).
18: Derricotte, Toi (1941– ).
19: Digges, Deborah (1950– ).
20: Prima, Diane di (1934– ).
21: Dove, Rita (1952– ).
22: Emanuel, Lynn (1943– ).
23: Forché, Carolyn (1950– ).
24: Fraser, Kathleen (1937– ).
25: Fulton, Alice (1952– ).
26: Gallagher, Tess (1943– ).
27: Gerstler, Amy (1956– ).
28: Giovanni, Nikki (1943– ).
29: Glück, Louise (1943– ).
30: Graham, Jorie (1950– ).
31: Hacker, Marilyn (1942– ).
32: Hagedorn, Jessica Tarahata (1949– ).
33: Harjo, Joy (1951– ).
34: Harryman, Carla (1952– ).
35: Hejinian, Lyn (1941– ).
36: Howe, Susan (1937– ).
37: Jordan, June (1936–2002).
38: Kenyon, Jane (1947–1995).
39: Kizer, Carolyn (1925– ).
40: Kumin, Maxine (1925– ).
41: Levertov, Denise (1923–1997).
42: Levin, Phyllis (1954– ).
43: Lorde, Audre (1934–1992).
44: McHugh, Heather (1948– ).
45: McPherson, Sandra (1943– ).
46: Mora, Pat (1942– ).
47: Moraga, Cherríe (1952– ).
48: Waniek, Marilyn Nelson (1946– ).
49: Nye, Naomi Shihab (1952– ).
50: Olds, Sharon (1942– ).
51: Oliver, Mary (1935– ).
52: Paley, Grace (1922– ).
53: Pastan, Linda (1932– ).
54: Piercy, Marge (1936– ).
55: Plath, Sylvia (1932–1963).
56: Pratt, Minnie Bruce (1946– ).
57: Rich, Adrienne (1929– ).
58: Rukeyser, Muriel (1913–1980).
59: Sajé, Natasha (1955– ).
60: Salter, Mary Jo (1954– ).
61: Sanchez, Sonia (1934– ).
62: Scalapino, Leslie (1947– ).
63: Sexton, Anne Gray Harvey (1928–1974).
64: Shange, Ntozake (1948– ).
65: Shore, Jane (1947– ).
66: Silko, Leslie Marmon (1948– ).
67: Song, Cathy (1955– ).
68: Spires, Elizabeth (1952– ).
69: Stone, Ruth (1915– ).
70: Swenson, Karen (1936– ).
71: Twichell, Chase (1950– ).
72: Duyn, Mona Jane Van (1921– ).
73: Wakoski, Diane (1937– ).
74: Yamada, Mitsuye (1923– ).
Selected Bibliography.
Index.
About the Editor and Contributors.