Poetry Off the Page: Twentieth-Century British Women Poets in Performance

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This study examines the performed poetry of Charlotte Mew, Anna Wickham, Edith Sitwell, Stevie Smith, Liz Lochhead, and Jackie Kay as an alternative radical tradition of British poetry, developed to convey women's experience. Through a historical treatment in which the poets are discussed in pairs, the chapters trace how these six women used a performative poetry to deal with difficulties regarding women's representation: from simply presenting difference in the case of Mew and Wickham, to deconstructing difference in the ...

Poetry Off the Page: Twentieth-Century British Women Poets in Performance 2004, Routledge, Aldershot, England

ISBN-13: 9780754636687

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