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A Formal Feeling Comes: Poems in Form by Contemporary Women [Paperback]

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Outline ReviewIf Emily Dickinson wasn't the mother of American poetry, she was at least the favorite eccentric aunt. The long-standing poetic rebellion against formalism, especially as it has helped feminist writers to find a free and authentic voice, has had the unfortunate byproduct of separating many women writers from the Dickinsonian tradition of carefully crafted verse. The discipline of poetic form can lead to a freshness of vision, and many women writers are either rediscovering, or have never forgotten, the benefits of scansion, meter, and fixed-form poetry. In this collection you'll find stunning formal poetry, which Rita Dove calls "a talisman against disintegration." Annie Finch has included work from Jane Kenyon, May Sarton, and Molly Peacock, among others.

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Pages   332
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.9"
Weight:   0.8 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 1, 2007
Publisher   WordTech Communications
ISBN  1933456957  
ISBN13  9781933456959  

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More About Annie Finch

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Annie Finch is the author or editor of fifteen books of poetry, translation, and criticism. She has received the 2009 Robert Fitzgerald Award and fellowships from the Black Earth Institute and the Wesleyan Writers Conference. Finch's music, art, and theater collaborations include the opera Marina (American Opera Projects, 2003). Her work has been translated into numerous languages, and she has performed her poetry across the U.S. and Europe. She currently lives in Maine where she directs Stonecoast, the low-residency MFA program at the University of Southern Maine.
Alexandra Oliver was born in Vancouver, Canada. She holds an M.A. in Drama/Cinema Studies from The University of Toronto and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from The University of Southern Maine. Her most recent poetry collection, "Meeting the Tormentors in Safeway" (Biblioasis, 2013) was the recipient of the 2014 Pat Lowther Award and was named a Canadian Poetry Book of the Year by "The National Post." A co-editor of the Canadian formalist review "The Rotary Dial," she also writes articles on film and contemporary art."

Annie Finch currently resides in Oxford, in the state of Ohio. Annie Finch was born in 1956.

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1Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Books & Reading > Women Writers & Feminist Theory
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Anthologies
3Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > General
4Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Single Authors > United States
5Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > United States > Poetry > 20th Century
6Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > United States > Poetry > General
7Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Womens Studies > Women Writers

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a useful book for poets interested in formal poetry  Jun 8, 1999
This anthology is very useful to anyone who wants to read contemporary poetry in traditional forms. I like the range of poets displayed ( from Rhina Esphillat to Nikki Giovanni to Honor Moore) and the way poets bend and extend the traditional forms we usually think of as confining. The authors also give a brief commentary on their work, which helps give the reader insight into how and why poets choose certain forms.

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