I Made You to Find Me: The Coming of Age of the Woman Poet and the Politics of Poetic Address

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When Anne Sexton, Adrienne Rich, Sylvia Plath, and Gwendolyn Brooks began to write poetry during the 1940s and 50s, each had to wonder whether she could be taken seriously as a poet while speaking in a woman s voice. "I Made You to Find Me, " the last line of one of Sexton s early poems, calls attention to how resourcefully the I-you relation had to be staged in order for this question to have an affirmative answer. Whereas Rich tried at first to speak to her own historical moment in the register of universality, Plath ...

I Made You to Find Me: The Coming of Age of the Woman Poet and the Politics of Poetic Address 2009, Ohio State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780814211014

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