Women's Experimental Poetry in Britain 1970-2010: Body, Time and Locale

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Women's Experimental Poetry in Britain 1970-2010: Body, Time and Locale presents the history and current state of a critically neglected, significant body of contemporary writing and places it within the wider social and political contexts of the period. Ranging from Geraldine Monk's ventriloquizing of the Pendle witches to Denise Riley's fiercely self-critical lyric poems, from the multi-media experiments of Maggie O'Sullivan to the globally aware, politicised sequences of Andrea Brady and Jennifer Cooke, David ...

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Overview

Women's Experimental Poetry in Britain 1970-2010: Body, Time and Locale presents the history and current state of a critically neglected, significant body of contemporary writing and places it within the wider social and political contexts of the period. Ranging from Geraldine Monk's ventriloquizing of the Pendle witches to Denise Riley's fiercely self-critical lyric poems, from the multi-media experiments of Maggie O'Sullivan to the globally aware, politicised sequences of Andrea Brady and Jennifer Cooke, David Kennedy and Christine Kennedy theorise women's alternative poetries in terms of Julia Kristeva's idea of 'women's time' and in terms of the female poetic voice constantly negotiating with dominant systems of representation. They also offer a much-needed re-theorising of the value of avant garde practices.

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"A much-needed intervention in the area of modern poetry written by women in Britain."—Times Literary Supplement

"... this wonderful study is itself a fine manifestation of experimental and challenging discourse. I can't think of a better recommendation."—Stride Magazine

"... badger your library to get hold of a copy; I promise that you will not regret reading this remarkably clear account of what has needed to be pulled together for far too long."—Tears in the Fence

"In its forceful and intelligent guidance to - and advocacy of - some of the strongest poetry written in this country over the last half a century the book does nothing but good."—Tears on the Fence, issue 60
"In its forceful and intelligent guidance to - and advocacy of - some of the strongest poetry written in this country over the last half a century the book does nothing but good."
Tears on the Fence, issue 60

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Meet the Author

David Kennedy is Senior Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at the University of Hull. His publications include 'Elegy' (Routledge, 2007) and 'The Ekphrastic Encounter in Contemporary British Poetry and Elsewhere' (Ashgate, 2012). Christine Kennedy is an artist, poet and independent scholar whose publications include co-authored articles on Denise Riley, Geraldine Monk and Elena Rivera.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Increasing Presence. Chapter 2: Experimental Poetry: Terms of Engagement. Chapter 3: Critical Histories. Poetries Chapter 4: Veronica Forrest-Thomson and Wendy Mulford: Lyric Transformations. Chapter 5: Geraldine Monk: Supernatural Soundscapes and Interregnum. Chapter 6: Denise Riley: Corporeal and Desiring Spaces. Chapter 7: Maggie O'Sullivan: 'Declensions of the non'. Chapter 8: Harriet Tarlo, Elizabeth Bletsoe, and Helen MacDonald: 'Being Outside'. Chapter 9: Caroline Bergvall, Elizabeth James & Frances Presley and Redell Olsen: Virtual Spaces. Chapter 10: Younger Women Poets 1: Anna Mendelssohn, Emily Critchley and Sophie Robinson. Chapter 11: Younger Women Poets 2: Andrea Brady, Marianne Morris and Jennifer Cooke. Bibliography

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