A Book of women poets from antiquity to now

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Schocken Books, 1980 - Poetry - 612 pages
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Spans four thousand years and the world's major civilizations to anthologize verses by women ranging from Enheduanna, a second millennium B.C. Sumerian princess, to the medieval poets Marie de France and Florencia de Pinar, to noteworthy poets of the nine

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User Review  - Kyle Muntz - Goodreads

A lot of the poems in this anthology aren't actually very good, but it's an incredibly diverse collection (all women) that covers something like 4500 years, with writers from every continent that human beings have lived on, and it was incredibly interesting to look through. Read full review

Review: A Book of Women Poets: From Antiquity to Now

User Review  - Tami - Goodreads

My BIBLE. Best introduction to so many poets I hadn't heard of before but they also included most of the poets I had heard of. Read full review


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About the author (1980)

Aliki Barnstone is Assistant Professor of English at Bucknell University. Michael Tomasek Manson is Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Wheaton College in Norton, MA. Carol J. Singley is Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University in Camden, NJ.

Willis Barnstone was born in Lewiston, Maine. He attended Bowdoin, Columbia, and Yale, earning his doctorate. Barnstone taught in Greece from 1949 to 1951, and in Buenos Aires during the Dirty War. He went to China during the Cultural Revolution, where he was later a Fulbright Professor of American Literature at Beijing Foreign Studies University from 1984 to 1985. Barnstone has authored more than forty books, poetry collections, poetry translations, philosophical and religious texts. He is a former O'Connor Professor of Greek at Colgate University, is a Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and is in the Institute of Biblical and Literary Studies at Indiana University. He has received numerous awards for his work, among them the Emily Dickinson Award, the W. H. Auden Award, and a PEN/Book-of-the-Month-Club Special Citation for translation. Barnstone was also a Guggenheim Fellow and Pulitzer Prize finalist in poetry.

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