Table of contents for American and Canadian women poets, 1930-present / edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom.


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Introduction   1
    Harold Bloom

ELIZABETH BISHOP
Elizabeth Bishop: Domestication, Domesticity,
    and the Otherworldly     5
    Helen Vendler
The Geography of Gender: Elizabeth Bishop's
    "In the Waiting Room"    21
    Lee Edelman

MAY SWENSON
May Swenson: "Turned Back to the Wild by Love"   37
    Richard Howard

GWENDOLYN BROOKS
Gwendolyn Brooks's A Street in Bronzeville, the Harlem
    Renaissance and the Mythologies of Black Women  55
    Gary Smith

DENISE LEVERTOV
Denise Levertov: A Poetry of Exploration  69
    Paul A. Lacey

ANNE SEXTON
Anne Sexton: Somehow to Endure    91
   J. D. McClatchy




ADRIENNE RICH
Adrienne Rich: A Feminine Tradition   117
    Margaret Homans

SYLVIA PLATH
Sylvia Plath: Enlargement or Derangement?   133
    Barbara Hardy

AUDRE LORDE
Audre Lorde: The Severed Daughter     153
    R. B. Stepto

AMY CLAMPITT
Amy Clampitt: "The Hazardous Definition
    of Structures"   161
    Richard Howard

VICKI HEARNE
Tremors of Exactitude: Vicki Heare's Nervous Horses  167
    John Hollander

JAY MACPHERSON
Jay Macpherson: Poetry in Canada, 1957   169
    Northrop Frye
Jay Macpherson: Poems Twice Told   175
    Margaret Atwood

ANNE CARSON
Anne Carson: Eros, Irony, the Sublime   179
   Harold Bloom