An Anthology of Poetry by Women

An Anthology of Poetry by Women

Tracing the Tradition

Book - 1994
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Drawing on every period of English literature from Anglo-Saxon times to the present day, this anthology offers a unique selection of poetry written by women. It is helpfully divided into ten thematic sections. This is a practical resource book for teachers and their school or college classes, as well as being of interest to a more general reader with an interest in poetry. Of particular help to those studying or preparing for examinations, are the comments and questions before each section. This anthology is challenging, entertaining and full of surprises, and sets out to make more poetry by women more widely known.
Publisher: London ; New York : Cassell, 1994
ISBN: 9780304324347
Branch Call Number: 808.81/AN
Additional Contributors: Adcock, Fleur 1934-
Alexander, Cecil Frances 1818-1895
Barber, Mary 1690-1757
Beer, Patricia 1924-
Behn, Aphra 1640-1689
Bishop, Elizabeth 1911-1979
Bloom, Valerie 1956-
Bowes Lyon, Lilian 1895-1949
Bradstreet, Anne 1612-1672
Brewster, Elizabeth W. 1922-
Brontë, Emily 1818-1848
Brooks, Gwendolyn 1917-2000
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett 1806-1861
Cavendish, Margaret Duchess of Newcastle,1624?-1674
Chudleigh, Mary Lady,1656-1710
Coleridge, Mary 1861-1907
Collier, Mary 1689-1762
Collins, Anne c. 1653-
Cope, Wendy 1945-
Cornford, Frances 1886-1960
Crapsey, Adelaide 1878-1914
Dickinson, Emily 1830-1886
Egerton, Sarah 1669-1722
Eliot, George 1819-1880
Elizabeth I, Queen of England,1533-1603
Fanthorpe, U. A. 1929-
Farjeon, Eleanor 1881-1965
Feinstein, Elaine 1930-
Field, Michael 1846-1914
Finch, Anne, Countess of Winchilsea 1661-1720
Greenwell, Dora 1821-1882
Hall, Linda 1950-
Herbert, Mary Countess of Pembroke,1561-1621
Hooley, Teresa 1888-1973
Howe, Julia Ward 1819-1910
Jennings, Elizabeth 1926-
Lamb, Mary 1764-1847
Laughton, Freda 1907-
Lochhead, Liz 1947-
Lowell, Amy 1874-1925
Mayer, Gerda 1927-
Mew, Charlotte Mary 1869-1928
Meynell, Alice Christiana Thompson 1847-1922
Millay, Edna St. Vincent 1892-1950
Montagu, Mary Wortley Lady,1689-1762
Nelson, Alice Dunbar 1875-1935
Nichols, Grace 1950-
Philips, Katherine 1632-1664
Pickthall, Edith 1893-
Plath, Sylvia 1932-1963
Pope, Jessie d. 1941
Raine, Kathleen Jessie 1908-
Rich, Adrienne 1929-2012
Ridler, Anne 1912-
Rossetti, Christina Georgina 1830-1894
Sackville-West, Victoria 1892-1962
Scovell, E. J. 1907-
Sexton, Anne 1928-1974
Smith, Stevie 1902-1971
Stevenson, Anne 1933-
Waddington, Miriam 1917-
Walker, Alice 1944-
Walker, Margaret 1915-
Warner, Sylvia Townsend 1893-1978
Wickham, Anna 1884-1947
Wilcox, Ella Wheeler 1855-1919
Wilkinson, Anne 1910-1961
Wordsworth, Dorothy 1771-1855
Wylie, Elinor 1885-1928
Alternative Title: Sonnets from the Portuguese : I, XX and XXXII / Elizabeth Barrett Browning
On monsieur's departure / Elizabeth I
Sonnets XLII and XXXIII / Eleanor Farjeon
Cousin Kate / Christina Rossetti
Fair, do you not see... / Sylvia Townsend Warner
An answer to a love letter / Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
The lady's yes / Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Remembrance / Emily Brontë
In June and gentle oven / Anne Wilkinson
Monna Innominata (sonnets II, VII and XI) / Christina Rossetti
Song : a thousand martyrs I have made / Aphra Behn
Sonnet XLI / Edna St. Vincent Millay
I love you with my life / Michael Field
Drawing you, heavy with sleep / Sylvia Townsend Warner
Before the birth of one of her children / Anne Bradstreet
Calliope in the labour ward / Elaine Feinstein
Maternal grief / Kathleen Raine
Maternity / Alice Meynell
Orinda upon little Hector Philips / Katherine Philips
Mother and poet / Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Parentage / Alice Meynell
The scholar / Frances Cornford
Sonnet XXVIII / Eleanor Farjeon
Sonnet XII / Elinor Wylie
The modern mother / Alice Meynell
Sick boy / Anne Ridler
Child waking / E. J. Scovell
The first year / E. J. Scovell
The wife's lament / translated by Kemp Malone
The homecoming / Anna Wickham
To the ladies / Lady Mary Chudleigh
The man with a hammer / Anna Wickham
The emulation / Sarah Fyge Egerton
A clever woman / Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
The witch / Adelaide Crapsey
The farmer's bride / Charlotte Mew
A man's requirements / Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Maude Clare / Christina Rossetti
The contract / Emily Dickinson
Brother and sister sonnets : I, 5 and 9 / George Eliot
Woman's song / Sylvia Townsend Warner
Marriage and death / E. J. Scovell
An April epithalamium / Anne Stevenson
Psalm Ixxi and Ixxii / Mary Herbert
Contemplations [excerpt] / Anne Bradstreet
The soul's home / Anne Collins
In sleep / Alice Meynell
Uphill / Christina Rossetti
No coward soul is mine / Emily Brontë
To a friend with a religious vocation / Elizabeth Jennings
Now as then / Anne Ridler
Early one morning ... / Sylvia Townsend Warner
Those dying then / Emily Dickinson
Faith is a fine invention / Emily Dickinson
Mother, among the dustbins / Stevie Smith
Innocent landscape / Elinor Wylie
Because I could not stop for death / Emily Dickinson
Hymn for holy deconsecration / Sylvia Townsend Warner
Nature's cook / Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle
The mummy invokes his soul / Michael Field
I heard a fly buzz when I died / Emily Dickinson
Rembrandt's late self-portraits / Elizabeth Jennings
Castle wood / Emily Brontë
First death in Nova Scotia / Elizabeth Bishop
Tropical death / Grace Nichols
Memorial to D.C. (Vassar College, 1918) / Edna St Vincent Millay
A dirge / Christina Rossetti
Abby tomb / Patricia Beer
Drowning is not so pitiful / Emily Dickinson
Nothing is lost / Anne Ridler
Remember / Christina Rossetti
Battle hymn of the Republic / Julia Ward Howe
The beau ideal / Jessie Pope
I sit and sew / Alice Dunbar Nelson
Summer in England, 1914 / Alice Meynell
From a letter to America on a visit to Sussex : Spring 1942 / Frances Cornford
Why ask to know the date, the clime? / Emily Brontë
Easter Monday : in memoriam E. T. / Eleanor Farjeon
A war film / Teresa Hooley
Missing, presumed killed / Pamela Holmes
A son / Lilian Bowes Lyon
Evacuee / Edith Pickthall
The evacuees / Freda Laughton
The cry of the children / Elizabeth Barrett Browning
On seeing an officer's widow distracted ... / mary Barber
Kitchenette building / Gwendolyn Brooks
The choosing / Liz Lochhead
A father of women / Alice Meynell
The woman's labour, an epistle / Mary collier
Insec' lesson [excerpt] / Valerie Bloom
The two boys / Mary Lamb
A royal princess [excerpt] / Christina Rossetti
When the night and morning meet / Dora Greenwell
A minor prophet [excerpt] / George Eliot
The hunting of the hare / Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle
Lucky / Gerda Mayer
Soothing and awful / U. A. Fanthorpe
A performance of Henry V at Stratford-upon-Avon / Elizabeth Jennings
Bronze trumpets and sea water, on turning Latin into English / Elinor Wylie
The land [excerpt] / Vita Sackville-West
Aunt Jennifer's tigers / Adrienne Rich
Melinda on an insippid beauty / Anne Finch
In an artist's studio / Christina Rossetti
O may I join the choir invisible / George Eliot
The white women / Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
Songless / Alice Walker
Silent is the house / Emily Brontë
A policeman's lot / Wendy Cope
I think I was enchanted / Emily Dickinson
The season's lovers / Miriam Waddington
Eadwacer / translated by Kemp Malone
To Mrs. M.A. upon absence / Katherine Philips
Patterns / Amy Lowell
The other side of a mirror / Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
Written in her French psalter / Elizabeth I
I am the only being / Emily Brontë
Lineage / Margaret Walker
Brother and sister sonnets (II) / George Eliot
Solitude / Ella Wheeler Wilcox
A better resurrection / Christina Rossetti
Paralytic / Sylvia Plath
Address to my soul / Elinor Wylie
Floating island at Hawkshead / Dorothy Wordsworth
Wild peaches [excerpt] / Elinor Wylie
Noon / Michael Field
Thoughts on my sick-bed / Mrs. C. F. Alexander
The trees are down / Charlotte Mew
A narrow fellow in the grass / Emily Dickinson
For a five-year old / Fleur Adcock
Cold-blooded creatures / Elinor Wylie
Whiteness I remember / Sylvia Plath
Pain for a daughter / Anne Sexton
Another spring / Christina Rossetti
Where I come from / Elizabeth Brewster


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