Great Poems by American Women: An Anthology

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Courier Corporation, 1998 - Poetry - 234 pages
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From the colonial-era poets to such 20th-century writers as Marianne Moore and Sylvia Plath, this inspiring anthology offers a retrospective of more than three centuries of poems by American women. Over 200 selections embrace a wide range of themes and motifs: meditations on the meaning of existence, celebrations of life's joys, appreciations of the natural world, and many more.
"To My Dear and Loving Husband" and "Before the Birth of One of Her Children," written by America's first poet of note, Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672), appear here, along with "On Being Brought from Africa to America" and "On Imagination," by Phillis Wheatley (1753-1784), America's first great black woman poet. Selections also include more than a dozen beloved works by Emily Dickinson-"There's a certain slant of light," "I heard a fly buzz when I died," and "My life closed twice before its close," among others-as well as masterly verses by Hilda Doolittle, Gwendolyn Brooks, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Amy Lowell, Emma Lazarus, and numerous lesser-known authors.
A superb introduction to America's women poets, this engaging collection offers an inexpensive and rewarding resource for students, teachers, and all lovers of fine poetry. Includes 4 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: "A Bird Came Down the Walls," "The New Colossus," "Because I Could Not Stop for Death," and "On Being Brought from Africa to America."
 

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ANNE BRADSTREET 1612?1672
1
MERCY OTIS WARREN 17281814
5
ANN ELIZA BLEECKER 17521783
7
PHILLIS WHEATLEY 1753?1784
11
SARAH WENTWORTH MORTON 17591846
16
SUSANNA HASWELL ROWSON 17621824
18
EMMA HART WILLARD 17871870
21
SARAH JOSEPHA HALE 17881879
22
CHARLOTTE L FORTEN GRIMK… 18371914
119
MARY MAPES DODGE 18381905
121
MARGARET E SANGSTER 18381912
123
CONSTANCE FENIMORE WOOLSON 18401894
124
INA DONNA COOLBRITH 18411928
127
EMMA LAZARUS 18491887
130
SARAH ORNE JEWETT 18491909
135
ELLA WHEELER WILCOX 18501919
137

LYDIA HUNTLEY SIGOURNEY 17911865
24
MARIA GOWEN BROOKS 17941845
31
LYDIA MARIA CHILD 18021880
33
SARAH HELEN WHITMAN 18031878
37
EMMA C EMBURY 18061863
40
ELIZABETH OAKESSMITH 18061893
43
LUCRETIA DAVIDSON 18081825
47
MARGARET FULLER 18101850
50
ELIZABETH CLEMENTINE KINNEY 18101889
51
FRANCES SARGENT OSGOOD 18111850
52
HARRIET BEECHER STOWE 18111896
55
MARY E HEWITT 1818?1894
57
JULIA WARD HOWE 18191910
61
ALICE CARY 18201871
67
FANNY CROSBY 18201915
69
PHOEBE CARY 18241871
71
LUCY LARCOM 18241893
73
FRANCES E W HARPER 18251911
77
ETHEL LYNN BEERS 18271879
82
ROSE TERRY COOKE 18271892
84
HELEN HUNT JACKSON 18301885
87
EMILY DICKINSON 18301886
89
NORA PERRY 18311896
97
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT 18321888
99
MARY ASHLEY TOWNSEND 18321901
101
ELIZABETH AKERS ALLEN 18321911
106
CELIA THAXTER 18351894
108
LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON 18351908
111
AUGUSTA COOPER BRISTOL 18351910
113
SARAH MORGAN PIATT 18361919
116
ROSE HARTWICK THORPE 18501939
141
ROSE HAWTHORNE LATHROP 18511926
144
KATE NICHOLS TRASK 18531922
145
EDITH M THOMAS 18541925
146
LIZETTE WOODWORTH REESE 18561935
147
KATHARINE LEE BATES 18591929
149
CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN 18601935
151
HARRIET MONROE 18601936
154
LOUISE IMOGEN GUINEY 18611920
159
GRACE ELLERY CHANNINGSTETSON 18621937
161
EDITH WHARTON 18621937
163
WILLA CATHER18731947
168
JOSEPHINE PRESTON PEABODY 18741922
171
AMY LOWELL 18741925
175
ALICE DUNBARNELSON 18751935
181
ANNA HEMPSTEAD BRANCH 18751937
183
SARA TEASDALE 18841933
187
ELINOR WYLIE 18851928
192
HAZEL HALL 18861924
195
HILDA DOOLITTLE 18861961
196
GEORGIA DOUGLAS JOHNSON 18861966
200
MARIANNE MOORE 18871972
201
EDNA ST VINCENT MILLAY 18921950
204
DOROTHY PARKER 18931967
213
GENEVIEVE TAGGARD 18941948
214
LOUISE BOGAN 18971970
215
GWENDOLYN BROOKS 19172000
217
SYLVIA PLATH 19321963
218
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