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Contents Introduction EMILY DICKINSON (1830-1886)  [I'm Nobody! Who are you?] (1861)  [I can wade Grief-] (1862)  [I like a look of Agony](1862)  [After great pain, a formal feeling comes-] (1862)  [I died for Beauty-] (1862)  [I dwell in Possibility-] (1862)  [Because I could not stop for Death-] (1862)  [I heard a Fly buzz-when I died-] (1863)  [Much Madness is divinest Sense] (1863)  [They say that "Time assuages"-] (1864) CHRISTINA ROSSETTI (1830-1894) Remember EMMA LAZARUS (1874-1925) The New Colossus AMY LOWELL (1874-1925) The Letter Katydids MINA LOY (1882-1966) From Songs to Joannes SARA TEASDALE (1884-1933) After Love ELINOR WYLIE (1885-1928) Parting Gift H. D. [HILDA DOOLITTLE] (1886-1961) Bird in Snow from The Walls Do Not Fall, I, VI EDITH SITWELL (1887-1964) from Façade: Sir Beelzebub Still Falls the Rain MARIANNE MOORE (1887-1972) No Swan So Fine The Past is Present Silence EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY (1892-1950) [What lips my lips have kissed] [I, being born a woman and distressed] DOROTHY PARKER (1893-1967) One Perfect Rose Symptom Recital LOUISE BOGAN (1897-1970) Women STEVIE SMITH (1902-1971) The Queen and the Young Princess PHYLLIS McGINLEY (1905-1978) Public Journal ELIZABETH BISHOP (1911-1979) In the Waiting Room [Sestina] The Fish MAY SWENSON (1913-1989) Neither Wanting More Staring at the Sea on the Day of a Death of Another MURIEL RUKEYSER (1913-1980) More a Corpse Than a Woman What They Said Waiting for Icarus Myth RUTH STONE (b. 1915) Getting to Know You Train Ride JUDITH WRIGHT (1915-2000) Five Senses Woman to Child Ishtar GWENDOLYN BROOKS (1917-2000) kitchenette building AMY CLAMPITT (1920-1994) Nothing Stays Put MONA VAN DUYN (1921-2004) In Bed With a Book The Stream DENISE LEVERTOV (1923-1997) The Ache of Marriage Divorcing LISEL MUELLER (b. 1924) Necessities CAROLYN KIZER (b. 1925) Children From Pro Femina (I, II) MAXINE KUMIN (b. 1925) The Envelope A Calling ANNE SEXTON (1928-1974) Housewife The Truth the Dead Know ADRIENNE RICH (b. 1929) "I Am in Danger-Sir" from Twenty-one Love Poems (III, XI) For the Record SYLVIA PLATH (1932-1963) Daddy Morning Song Edge LINDA PASTAN (b. 1932) What We Want Prosody 101 The Obligation to be Happy FLEUR ADCOCK (b. 1934) Advice to a Discarded Lover Poem Ended by a Death AUDRE LORDE (1934-1992) Now That I Am Forever with Child MARY OLIVER (b. 1935) Roses, Late Summer The Place I Want to Get Back To MARGIE PIERCY (b. 1936) My mother's novel For strong women For the young who want to LUCILLE CLIFTON (b. 1936) the lost baby poem MARGARET ATWOOD (b. 1939) The Animals in That Country Habitation Carrying Food Home in Winter from Songs of the Transformed: Pig Song Rat Song Crow Song MARILYN HACKER (b. 1942) Invocation Morning News SHARON OLDS (b. 1942) The Language of the Brag LOUISE GLÜCK (b. 1943) A Fable Eros ELLEN BRYANT VOIGT (b. 1943) Amaryllis Lesson NIKKI GIOVANNI (b. 1943) June 7 Legacies EAVAN BOLAND (b. 1944) The Pomegranate KAY RYAN (b. 1945) Repulsive Theory The Well or the Cup JANE KENYON (1947-1995) Happiness Otherwise HEATHER MC HUGH (b. 1948) Outcry A Physics CAROLYN FORCHÉ (b. 1950) The Garden Shukkei-en RITA DOVE (b. 1952) Crab Boil GJERTRUD SCHNACKENBERG (b. 1953) Supernatural Love LOUISE ERDRICH (b. 1954) Asiniig Advice to Myself Acknowledgments Bibliography Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
English poetry -- Women authors.
English poetry -- 20th century.
English poetry -- 19th century.
American poetry -- Women authors.
American poetry -- 20th century.
American poetry -- 19th century.