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No More Masks: An Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Women Poets (edition 1993)

by Florence Howe

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Title:No More Masks: An Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Women Poets
Authors:Florence Howe
Info:Harper Perennial (1993), Edition: Rev Sub, Paperback, 560 pages
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If you have no other anthology of women's contemporary poetry on your shelf, this is the one to have. Comprehensive and wonderfully annotated with biographies, this collection will be used again and again to explore and augment one's lists of favorite poets. Reads like a history of women in the 20th century in poetic form. ( )
  wilddove | Jan 12, 2008 |
A crucial collection. ( )
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Orpheus

When I wrote of the women in their dances and wildness, it was a mask,
on their mountain, gold-hunting, singing, in orgy,
it was a mask; when I wrote of the god,
fragmented, exiled from himself, his life, the love gone down with song,
it was myself, split open, unable to speak, in exile from myself.

There is no mountain, there is no god, there is memory
of my torn life, myself split open in sleep, the rescued child
beside me among the doctors, and a word
of rescue from the great eyes.

No more masks! No more mythologies!

Now, for the first time, the god lifts his hand,
the fragments join in me with their own music.

Muriel Rukeyser, 1971
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"No More Masks! An Anthology of Poems by Women" was published in 1973 and edited by Florence Howe and Ellen Bass. The revised and expanded edition "No More Masks! An Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Women Poets" was published in 1993 and edited by Florence Howe (without Ellen Bass).
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A revised and expanded edition of the classic groundbreaking anthology of 20th-century American women's poetry, representing more than 100 poets from Amy Lowell to Anne Sexton to Rita Dove.

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Collection of twentieth century American poetry by women.

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