Bridging feminist and cultural studies, the book shows how British and American women poets often operate as cultural insiders. Individual chapters reassess major figures (H.D., Gwendolyn Brooks, Sylvia Plath), alternative modernist poets (Edith Sitwell, Stevie Smith), and contemporary poets (Ai, Carol Ann Duffy).
Marsha Bryant is Professor of English at the University of Florida, USA, where she is a three-time Teacher of the Year for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She is the author of Auden and Documentary in the 1930s and the editor of Photo-Textualities: Reading Photographs and Literature. Bryant was the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities and contributed to The Unraveling Archive: Essays on Sylvia Plath and Approaches to Teaching H.D.'s Poetry and Prose. Bryant is also an Associate Editor for Contemporary Women's Writing.
CinemaScope Poetics: H.D., Helen, and Historical Epic Film The Poetry Picture Book: Stevie Smith and Children's Culture Uneasy Alliances: Gwendolyn Brooks, Ebony, and Whiteness Everyday Ariel: Sylvia Plath and the Dream Kitchen Killer Lyrics: Ai, Carol Ann Duffy, and the Media Monologue Key Notes: Manifesto for Women's Poetry Studies