Literarisches Events (in and around Lawrence KS)

  • PATRICIA LOCKWOOD. Lawrence. Thursday, September 11, 7:00 p.m., Spooner Hall, KU Campus.
  • PATRICIA LOCKWOOD. Lawrence. Friday, September 19, 7:00 p.m. Lawrence Public Library. Sponsored by Raven Bookstore.
  • DENNIS ETZEL, JR. & RACHEL CROSS. Lawrence. Thursday, September 25, 7:00 p.m., Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th St.
  • TONY TRIGILIO. Lawrence. Thursday, Oct. 2, 4:00 p.m., English Room, Kansas Union, KU Campus. FREE.
  • CALEB PUCKETT & JUSTIN RUNGE. Lawrence. Thursday, October 16, 7:00 p.m., Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th St.
  • BEN LERNER. Kansas City, MO. Thursday, October 23, 7:00 p.m., Epperson Auditorium, Vanderslice Hall on the KCAI campus, 4415 Warwick Blvd.
  • KRISTIN LOCKRIDGE & ROBERT DAY. Lawrence. Thursday, December 4, 7:00 p.m., Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th St.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Poets on Modernist Women Poets?

Here's what I want to know, poetry fans: What is your favorite essay, by a poet, written in the last 15 years, on any of the following poets: Stein; Millay; Loy; Moore; HD; (Riding) Jackson; Boyle; Rukeyser; Bennett; or H. Johnson?

Winners will be featured on the front page of this site.


Anonymous said...

Your stringent request for essays written only in the past 15 years feels like such a vexing challenge, Joe! This likely would exclude Robert Duncan's H.D. Book, for example. Didn't 1990 only happen yesterday? Donna Krolik Hollenberg's* H.D. and Poets After*(pub. 2000, U. of Iowa) is a wonderful repository of essays written by poets on H.D.. One's own idiosyncratic poetic tastes will likely determine her choice of the "best" essay from this volume, but for a general introduction to her work I'd pick Ostriker's "My H.D." --for its attention to writing challenges particular to women and a feminist perspective-- Kathleen Fraser's "The Blank Page: H.D.'s Invitation to Trust and Mistrust Language". The table of contents for this book is available at I really like Ostriker's essay "No Rule of Procedure" about H.D.'s open poetics, but it's a few years beyond the stated parameters.It's collected in *Signets*, Friedman and DuPlessis,eds, 1990.

Anonymous said...

Adrienne Rich's recent book *The Human Eye* contains an essay entitled "Muriel Rukeyser for the 21st Century", 34-48.

a.k.a. "Joe" said...

Thanks, Anonymous (or Anonymi)!

Anonymous said...

We 'anonymi' always have split personalities anyway, and I see there is indeed more than one of us commenting on your blog.