Contemporary Women's Poetry and Urban Space: Experimental Cities

Hardcover | October 18, 2013

byZoe Skoulding

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If the urban imagination has been traditionally masculine, this book shifts attention to the role of the city and its processes of mutual transformation in poetry by women writers. By turns challenging, rebellious, utopian and sceptical, some of the most richly experimental poetry is currently being written by women. This book offers readings of their work informed by theorizations of the city, as well as looking at how their innovations in language and form enable new visions of urban space. It addresses key issues in the imagining of the contemporary city and its global relationships, including changing understandings of the body and embodied space in technologized urban environments and the role of cohabiting languages in creating new forms of polis.

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If the urban imagination has been traditionally masculine, this book shifts attention to the role of the city and its processes of mutual transformation in poetry by women writers. By turns challenging, rebellious, utopian and sceptical, some of the most richly experimental poetry is currently being written by women. This book offers r...

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)

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:October 18, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023029278X

ISBN - 13:9780230292789

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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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