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May 8, 2003
9780819566447
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The Grand Permission

New Writings on Poetics and Motherhood

The Grand Permission is a book of deeply enriching and articulate meditations on motherhood and the composition of poetry by practicing poets. The 32 contributors write with originality and commitment about the startling, intense and dynamic connections between motherhood and creative achievement—connections that shed new light on the nature of language and genre, the practical life of mothering and the writing vocation. The book combines intimacy of tone and discussion of serious personal issues in new essays written in varied and innovative forms. This wonderful book is an ideal gift for mothers of all ages and creative pursuits, and especially valuable for writers concerned about how life decisions impact artistic choices.

CONTRIBUTORS: Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, Jill Bialosky, Eavan Boland, Stephanie Brown, Norma Cole, Gillian Conoley, Toi Derricotte, Barbara Einzig, Carolyn Forché, Kathleen Fraser, Susan Gervirtz, Dale Going, Susan Griffin, Mimiko Hahn, Carla Harryman, Fanny Howe, Erica Hunt, Claudia Keelan, Maxine Kumin, Laura Moriarty, Carol Muske, Alice Notley, Alicia Ostriker, Maureen Owen, Frances Phillips, Pam Rehm, Elizabeth Robinson, Camille Roy, Mary Margaret Soan, C.D. Wright.

About the Authors

PATRICIA DIENSTFREY's most recent book of prose-poetry, The Woman Without Experiences (1995), was the winner of the America Award for Fiction. She is a co-founder of Kelsey Street Press. BRENDA HILLMAN is the author of Cascadia (Wesleyan, 2001). She has received many awards, including the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award for Poetry. RACHEL BLAU DUPLESSIS is Professor of English at Temple University.

Reviews

"It is an exciting layering of parallel stories, musings, and investigations. The voices are frank, challenging, and intimate."—Rachel Kubie, Oyster Boy Review

"This invaluable anthology charts major cultural and ethical shifts concerning the once (mutually) exclusive figures of mother and poet. The formally diverse pressures accompanying these simultaneously intimate and public roles are deftly compelling."—Ann Vickery, author of Leaving Lines of Gender

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