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Women Poets on Mentorship: Efforts and Affections

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Imagine being a young poet, nurturing your craft without the benefit of established mentors. Imagine having never been in a class taught by a woman poet or not having a bookshelf filled with books written by living women poets. Luckily, young women poets today don’t have to. Arielle Greenberg and Rachel Zucker’s Women Poets on Mentorship: Efforts and Affections collects both personal essays and representative poems by women born after 1960 whose careers were influenced—directly ...

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Overview

Imagine being a young poet, nurturing your craft without the benefit of established mentors. Imagine having never been in a class taught by a woman poet or not having a bookshelf filled with books written by living women poets. Luckily, young women poets today don’t have to. Arielle Greenberg and Rachel Zucker’s Women Poets on Mentorship: Efforts and Affections collects both personal essays and representative poems by women born after 1960 whose careers were influenced—directly or indirectly—by the women who preceded them.

The poets in this collection describe a new kind of influence, one less hierarchical, less patriarchal, and less anxious than forms of mentorship in the past. Vivid and intelligent, these twenty-four essays explore the complicated nature of the mentoring relationship, with all its joys and difficulties, and show how this new sense of writing out of female experience and within a community of writers has fundamentally changed women’s poetry.

Includes:
Jenny Factor on Marilyn Hacker Beth Ann Fennelly on Denise Duhamel Miranda Field on Fanny Howe Katie Ford on Jorie Graham Joy Katz on Sharon Olds Valerie Martínez on Joy Harjo Erika Meitner on Rita Dove Aimee Nezhukumatathil on Naomi Shihab Nye Eleni Sikelianos on Alice Notley Tracy K. Smith on Lucie Brock-Broido Crystal Williams on Lucille Clifton Rebecca Wolff on Molly Peacock

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Editorial Reviews

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“I know of no other book like this one. It sheds light not on one woman poet or one facet of ‘women’s poetry,’ but on the many ways the poetic tradition is handed down from one writer to another. The multiplicity of voices in this book along with the wide variety of aesthetics and backgrounds of the contributors make it unique in the field. It is a significant and needed contribution."—Kevin Prufer, editor, Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing

“Much has been written by and about women poets and women’s poetry, but this is the first that addresses the topic of mentorship in a way that expands what we mean by ‘tradition.’ No other book looks at the question of how tradition moves from one generation to the next, from the younger generation’s point of view. My own poetry students have talked about the need for exactly such a book. Women Poets on Mentorship will be important to today’s (and tomorrow’s) poetry community, as well as to women’s studies.”—Alicia Ostriker, author, Writing Like a Woman and Stealing the Language: The Emergence of Women’s Poetry in America

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587296390
  • Publisher: University of Iowa Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2008
  • Pages: 330
  • Sales rank: 1,250,040
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Arielle Greenberg is an assistant professor in the poetry programs at Columbia College Chicago, where she teaches in the Department of English and is assistant director of poetry programs. She is the author of two poetry collections, My Kafka Century and Given, and the editor of Youth Subcultures: Exploring Underground America. She lives with her family in Evanston, Illinois. Rachel Zucker is the author of Eating in the Underworld, The Last Clear Narrative, and The Bad Wife Handbook. She was recently the poet-in-residence at Fordham University. She lives with her family in New York City.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction

Jenny Factor on Marilyn Hacker poems by Jenny Factor poems by Marilyn Hacker

Beth Ann Fennelly on Denise Duhamel poems by Beth Ann Fennelly poem by Denise Duhamel

Miranda Field on Fanny Howe poems by Miranda Field poem by Fanny Howe

Katie Ford on Jorie Graham poems by Katie Ford poem by Jorie Graham

Daphne Gottlieb on the Circle of Mentorship poems by Daphne Gottlieb

Matthea Harvey on Anna Rabinowitz poems by Matthea Harvey poem by Anna Rabinowitz

Kirsten Kaschock on Being Nonmentored poems by Kirsten Kaschock

Joy Katz on Sharon Olds poems by Joy Katz poem by Sharon Olds

Katy Lederer on Lyn Hejinian poems by Katy Lederer poems by Lyn Hejinian

Valerie Martinez on Joy Harjo poems by Valerie Martinez poems by Joy Harjo

Erika Meitner on Rita Dove poems by Erika Meitner poem by Rita Dove

Jennifer Moxley on Susan Howe poems by Jennifer Moxley poem by Susan Howe

Aimee Nezhukumatathil on Naomi Shihab Nye poems by Aimee Nezhukumatathil poem by Naomi Shihab Nye

Mendi Lewis Obadike on Toi Derricotte poems by Mendi Lewis Obadike poem by Toi Derricotte

Danielle Pafunda on Susan Wheeler poems by Daniells Pafunda poem by Susan Wheeler

Kristin Prevallet on Anne Waldman poem by Kristin Prevallet poem by Anne Waldman

Cin Salach on Maureen Seaton poems by Cin Salach and Maureen Seaton

Robyn Schiff on Gjertrud Schnackenberg poem by Robyn Schiff poem by Gjertrud Schnackenberg

Kathy Lou Schultz on Myung Mi Kim poem by Kathy Lou Schultz poems by Myung Mi Kim

Eleni Sikelianos on Alice Notley poem by Eleni Sikelianos poem by Alice Notley

Tracy K. Smith on Lucie Brock-Broido poem by Tracy K. Smith poem by Lucie Brock-Broido

Elizabeth Treadwell on Paula Gunn Allen poem by Elizabeth  Treadwell poem by Paula Gunn Allen

Crystal Williams on Lucille Clifton poems by Crystal Williams poem by Lucille Clifton

Rebecca Wolff on Molly Peacock poems by Rebecca Wolff poem by Molly Peacock

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