Mothersongs: Poems For, By, and about Mothers

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Sandra M. Gilbert, Susan Gubar, Diana O'Hehir
W. W. Norton & Company, 1995 - 380 стор.
The editors have included traditional ballads about maternity and courtly elegies for or by mothers as well as landmark nineteenth-century tributes to mothers and early twentieth-century meditations on motherhood.

MotherSongs opens with poems about pregnancy, labor, delivery, and nursing and moves to poems about women raising children, delighting in their growth, or mourning their loss. The volume then turns to poems by sons and daughters who remember mama.

Mythic mothers and mother goddesses, moral or political reflections on maternity, and philosophical analyses of the meaning of motherhood are also represented. Taken together, the works collected here bear witness to the powerful ways in which motherhood has been transformed into art and artistry has been shaped by maternity.
 

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Preface
17
I
25
Sandra McPherson Pregnancy
31
Ai The Expectant Father
37
BIRTHING AND NURSING
43
Prima The Loba Sings to Her Cub
50
Diana OHehir Infant
56
Thomas Hardy The New Toy
62
Wanda Coleman Dear Mama 4
208
Christina Rossetti Sonnets are full of love and this
214
Linda Pastan Last Will
220
William Butler Yeats The Song of the Old Mother
226
Philip Levine Soloing
235
IX
241
Karl Shapiro My Grandmother
247
Dorothy Livesay Green Rain
253

Chana Bloch Eating Babies
68
LIVING WITH CHILDREN
77
Sylvia Plath Child
83
Margaret Atwood Spelling
89
Alicia Ostriker Hair
97
Ruth Stone I Have Three Daughters
104
Colleen McElroy To Welcome a Changeling
106
IV
113
Lucille Clifton The Lost Baby Poem
119
Anne Bradstreet In Memory of My Dear Grandchild
126
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Mother and Poet
131
Walt Whitman Come up from the Fields Father
137
V
145
Robert Lowell During Fever
153
Mitsuye Yamada The Night Before Goodbye
161
Louise Glück Widows
168
MY MOTHERMy Self
173
Diane Wakoski The Photos
180
Heather McHugh Heredity
188
VII
197
Phyllis McGinley The Adversary
202
Thomas Hardy One We Knew
260
Honor Moore From Mourning Pictures
265
Robert Herrick Upon a Lady that dyed in childbed
273
Marie Ponsot Museum Out of Mind
279
Gary Snyder For a FiftyYearOld Woman
289
John Keats Fragment of an Ode to Maia
297
Sing of a Maiden
303
Robert Herrick The Virgin Mary
308
Walt Whitman Pensive on Her Dead Gazing
314
Ted Hughes The Womb
320
Meredith Stricker bee mother
327
Louise Glück A Fable
334
Credits
355
David Ignatow Kaddish 284
360
Denise Levertov The 90th Year 224
361
Minnie Bruce Pratt Declared Not Fit 129
364
Stevie Smith A Mothers Hearse 105
366
Alice Walker Women 201
367
Index
371
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Sandra M. Gilbert is a distinguished literary critic and poet. Together with Susan Gubar, she was awarded the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the NBCC. She lives in Berkeley, California.

Susan Gubar is an acclaimed memoirist and literary critic. Together with Sandra M. Gilbert, she was awarded the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the NBCC. She lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

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