The Feminist Avant-garde In American Poetry by Elisabeth A. FrostThe Feminist Avant-garde In American Poetry by Elisabeth A. Frost

The Feminist Avant-garde In American Poetry

byElisabeth A. Frost

Paperback | February 25, 2005

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The Feminist Avant-Garde in American Poetry offers a historical and theoretical account of avant-garde women poets in America from the 1910s through the 1990s. Elisabeth Frost focuses on a diverse group of poets--Gertrude Stein, Mina Loy, Sonia Sanchez, Susan Howe, and Harryette Mullen--who make language the site of feminist politics. Her study captures the range of aesthetics and politics in the work of avant-garde women poets; challenges the ways in which avant-garde writing has been defined and categorized; expands traditional conceptions of feminism and feminist poetics; and addresses issues of gender and race, allowing for discussion of a rich range of feminist and linguistic concerns.

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Elisabeth Frost is an associate professor of English at Fordham University.
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Title:The Feminist Avant-garde In American PoetryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:274 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.7 inPublished:February 25, 2005Publisher:University Of Iowa PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0877459290

ISBN - 13:9780877459293

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"Informed and insightful, this fascinating study of a feminist avant-garde tradition in poetry of the last century is both important and, because experimental work is now dramatically reshaping poetry in English, timely."--Lynn Keller, professor of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison