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In the Frame
Women's Ekphrastic Poetry from Marianne Moore to Susan Wheeler
Jane Hedley; Nick Halpern and Willard Spiegelman
The subject of In the Frame is poetic ekphrasis: poems whose starting point or source of inspiration is a work of visual art. The authors of these sixteen essays, several of whom are poets as well as critics, have a twofold purpose: calling attention to the contribution women poets have made to this important genre of poetic writing and re-thinking ekphrastic poetry's motives and purposes. From Marianne Moore and Elizabeth Bishop to Mary Jo Salter, C. D. Wright, and Susan Wheeler, many of our best women poets have done important work in this genre, and when they describe, confront, or speak for an image that is itself wordless, their motives are not only formal but aesthetic. Their poems also raise important questions, from a perspective that is often, but not always, gender-inflected about how art is made and displayed, experienced and valued, celebrated and commodified.
University Press Copublishing Division / University of Delaware Press
Size: 6 3/4 x 9 3/4
978-1-61149-109-8 • Hardback • August 2009 •
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is K. Laurence Stapleton Professor of English at Bryn Mawr College.
is the Hughes Professor of English at Southern Methodist University.
is an associate professor of English at North Carolina State University.
The reader is taken on a journey through a process that beckons them to ponder, what poems 'see.' Readers are further invited to delve into the experience of seeking in works of visual art….
In the Frame: Women's Ekphrastic Poetry
from Marianne Moore to Susan Wheeler is a necessary companion for those embarking on the journey of bodily and emotional knowledge and academic scholarship with the awareness that 'its creation is awe and a sense of urgency…" (pg 93).
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