Poetry By Women In Ireland: A Critical Anthology 1870-1970
Poetry By Women In Ireland: A Critical Anthology 1870-1970

Poetry By Women In Ireland: A Critical Anthology 1870-1970

  • Publish Date: 2014-04-01
  • Binding: Paperback
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This unique anthology of poetry written by women in Ireland 1870-1970 includes more than one hundred and eighty poems by fifteen women of diverse backgrounds, experiences and creative aims. Challenging the assumption that little poetry of note was written by women during the period, this rich and original collection reveals the range of their achievement and the lasting value of their work. Some of these women were prolific writers in many genres, others wrote poetry for a brief period only: all produced imaginative and memorable work that sheds new light both on the lives of women and on the development of poetry in Ireland from the late nineteenth century onward. The poetry in this anthology reflects the political and social crosscurrents of the timethe divided loyalties, spiritual questioning and intellectual curiosity that shaped these womens lives. There are personal concerns too, and a desire to combine the expression of feeling with attention to the craft of poetry itself. Some of these voice

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