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By Cheryl Walker

"[Walker’s] well-focused, sincerely written essays reveal the conformity and the demanding situations to standard expectancies defining ‘women poets.’ Walker’s paintings makes an important contribution to a regularly missed zone of yankee literary history." —Library Journal

"Based on shut examining and explication of the texts, Walker brings clean insights to every poet." —Choice

"... Walker has devised an unique research that places a brand new spin at the works and lives of those poets." —New instructions for Women

Concentrating on Amy Lowell, Sara Teasdale, Elinor Wylie, H.D., Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Louise Bogan, Walker analyzes the hugely stylized self-images—from Lowell's androgyne to Millay's body-conscious romantic—projected via those girls who tried to renegotiate the phrases upon which they can functionality effectively as poets.

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