A Book of Women Poets from Antiquity to Now

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Aliki Barnstone, Willis Barnstone
Schocken Books, 1992 - Poetry - 822 pages
7 Reviews
A monument to the literary genius of women throughout the ages, A Book of Women Poets from Antiquity to Now is an invaluable collection. Here in one volume are the works of three hundred poets from six different continents and four millennia. This revised edition includes a newly expanded section of American poets from the colonial era to the present.

"[A] splendid collection of verse by women" (TIME) throughout the ages and around the world; now revised and expanded, with 38 American poets.

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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

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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 (1992)

Aliki Barnstone s translations have appeared in "American Poetry Review", "TriQuarterly", "Virginia Quarterly Review", and other journals. An editor and critic, she lives in Las Vegas and teaches at UNLV.

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. His titles include The Complete Poems of Sappho,, Translated with an Introduction, Ancient Greek Lyrics, Love Poems, and Café de l'Aube à Paris, Dawn Café in Paris: Poems Composed in French and Their Translation in English.

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