Experimental poetics and the lyric in British women's poetry: Geraldine Monk, Wendy Mulford, and Denise Riley

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Date: Winter 1996
From: Contemporary Literature(Vol. 37, Issue 4)
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Document Type: Article
Length: 17,270 words

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Abstract :

British women's poetry includes a feminist, experimental strain exemplified by Geraldine Monk, Denise Riley and Wendy Mulford. This poetry has grown since the 1970s, nourished by little presses. It has a poetics which experiments with the conventional self found in lyric poetry, the "I" who is speaking the poem. This experimentation facilitates social and political inquiry besides investigation of self. Examples from the three poets are presented and analyzed.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A19054808