Poetry by Women in Ireland: A Critical Anthology 1870-1970 (Paperback)

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By Lucy Collins (Editor)
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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.
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About the Author

Lucy Collins is a lecturer at University College Dublin, and the editor of Aberration in Modern and Contemporary Poetry, 2011.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781781380017
ISBN-10: 1781380015
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2014
Pages: 316
Language: English