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Eleven More American Women Poets in the 21st Century
Poetics Across North America
Claudia Rankine, ed.; Lisa Sewell, ed.



American Poets in the 21st Century

Wesleyan University Press
2012 • 464 pp. 6 x 9"
Poetry / Poetry Criticism / Women's Studies

$32.95 Paperback, 978-0-8195-7235-6
$80.00 Hardcover, 978-0-8195-7234-9

$25.99 Ebook, 978-0-8195-7236-3

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(Cloth edition is un-jacketed.
Cover illustration is for paperback edition only)



The ideal introduction to eleven of today’s most engaging women poets

Eleven More American Women Poets in the 21st Century is an exciting sequel to its predecessors in the American Poets in the 21st Century series. Like the earlier anthologies, this volume includes generous selections of poetry by some of the best poets of our time as well as illuminating poetics statements and incisive essays on their work. This unique organization makes these books invaluable teaching tools. Broadening the lens through which we look at contemporary poetry, this new volume extends its geographical net by including Caribbean and Canadian poets. Representing three generations of women writers, among the insightful pieces included in this volume are essays by Karla Kelsey on Mary Jo Bang’s modes of artifice, Christine Hume on Carla Harryman’s kinds of listening, Dawn Lundy Martin on M. NourbeSe Phillip (for whom “english / is a foreign anguish”), and Sina Queyras on Lisa Robertson’s confoundingly beautiful surfaces. A companion web site will present audio of each poet’s work.

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Endorsements:

“This book gives us two outstanding works in one: a fine and selective anthology that’s also a critical introduction to some of the most provocative, and some of the most original, poetry out there (in several senses of ‘out there’) today.”—Stephen Burt



CLAUDIA RANKINE is the Henry G. Lee Professor of English at Pomona College and author of Don’t Let Me Be Lonely. LISA SEWELL is a professor of English at Villanova University and the author of Name Withheld.






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