Carolyn Kizer: Perspectives on Her Life and Work

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Annie Finch, Johanna Keller, Candace McClelland, Carolyn Kizer
CavanKerry Press, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 232 pages
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Critical essays about the poet and her work, interviews with Kizer, and poems written in her honor. Kizer’s gifts are acknowledged in this book: her humor, her mythological scope, political awareness, satirical wit, feminism, craft, lyricism, her role in shaping literary institutions and her charisma. Carolyn Kizer is a celebration of the poetry itself, of the enduring work that places Kizer in the pantheon of living American poets.

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Contents

Introduction
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HENRY TAYLOR
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CAROL MUSKE
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Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Annie Finch is the author or editor of fifteen books of poetry, translation, and criticism. Her books of poetry include Eve, CALENDARS, THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCOTLAND, and the forthcoming Among the Goddesses: An Epic Libretto in Seven Dreams. Her poems appear in anthologies, textbooks, and journals including Agni, Fulcrum, Kenyon Review, Paris Review, Prairie Schooner, and Yale Review. Annie's book of poetry CALENDARS was shortlisted for the Foreword Poetry Book of the Year Award and in 2009 she was awarded the Robert Fitzgerald Award. She has performed her poetry across the U.S. and in England, France, Greece, Ireland, and Spain. Her music, art, and theater collaborations include two operas. Annie lives on the Maine coast near Portland where she directs Stonecoast, the low-residency MFA program in creative writing at the University of Southern Maine.

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