Contemporary Women's Poetry and Urban Space: Experimental Cities

Contemporary Women's Poetry and Urban Space: Experimental Cities

by Z. Skoulding


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ISBN-13: 9780230292789
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 10/18/2013
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Zoë Skoulding is Lecturer in the School of English at Bangor University, UK, and has been Editor of the international quarterly Poetry Wales since 2008. She is a poet whose recent collections of poems include Remains of a Future City (2008), long-listed for Wales Book of the Year 2009, and The Mirror Trade (2004)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction PART I: LOCATION 1. Address and Rhythm PART II: VISION, POWER AND KNOWLEDGE 2. Alice Notley: Disobedient Cities 3. Lisa Samuels: Unknown Cities PART III: LANGUAGE AND LOCALITY 4. Geraldine Monk's Restless Soil 5. Ágnes Lehóczky and the Palimpsestic City PART IV: POLIS 6. Erín Moure's Irruptive Citizenship 7. Lisa Robertson: Prosody of the Polis PART V: ACTS OF ATTENTION 8. Against Background: Reframings of the City 9. Performance and Absence in the Heterotopian City Conclusion

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'Contemporary Women's Poetry and Urban Space is a fascinating read with an excellent balance of general theoretical insight and close textual analysis of some very challenging work. Skoulding draws together disparate practices and theories to weave together a picture of innovative, gendered poetry and poetics developed by a range of international poets in response to the city. Her wide reference helps her achieve a global, though not totalizing, perspective and it is instructive and inspiring to see these poets brought together within the covers of one book.' - Harriet Tarlo, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

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