Poetry by Women in Ireland

BookPoetry by Women in Ireland

Poetry by Women in Ireland

A Critical Anthology 1870–1970

2012

June 8th, 2012

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This unique anthology of poetry written by women in Ireland 1870-1970 includes more than one hundred and eighty poems by fifteen women of diverse backgrounds, experiences and creative aims. Challenging the assumption that little poetry of note was written by women during the period, this rich and original collection reveals the range of their achievement and the lasting value of their work. Some of these women were prolific writers in many genres, others wrote poetry for a brief period only: all produced imaginative and memorable work that sheds new light both on the lives of women and on the development of poetry in Ireland from the late nineteenth century onward. The poetry in this anthology reflects the political and social crosscurrents of the time—the divided loyalties, spiritual questioning and intellectual curiosity that shaped these women’s lives. There are personal concerns too, and a desire to combine the expression of feeling with attention to the craft of poetry itself. Some of these voices will already be known to readers: poets such as Katharine Tynan and Eva Gore-Booth were widely published during their lifetimes and have been regularly anthologised in the years since. Others will be discovered here for the first time, offering fresh insights into the inventive and forward-looking work of these women. From the nationalist ballads of Elizabeth Varian to the modernist lyrics of Sheila Wingfield, these poems show the range and accomplishment of poetry written by women in Ireland between 1870 and 1970.

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'This is a strong, serious and necessary book. It sets out a hitherto hidden history of poetry, 'an unsuspected lane leading / Into the unimaginable', written by women in Ireland across two centuries, contradicting the received narrative of Irish poetry.'
John Mcauliffe

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Author Information

Lucy Collins is Lecturer at University College Dublin and the editor of 'Poetry by Women in Ireland: A Critical Anthology 1870–1970' (Liverpool University Press, 2012).

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Cover1
Half-title2
Title page4
Copyright page5
Dedication6
Contents8
Acknowledgements17
Permissions18
Introduction20
A Note on the Texts73
Part I76
Chapter 177
Chapter 279
Chapter 381
Chapter 483
Chapter 585
Chapter 686
Chapter 787
Part II89
Chapter 190
Chapter 292
Chapter 393
Chapter 493
Chapter 594
Chapter 695
Chapter 796
Chapter 898
Chapter 998
Chapter 1099
Part III100
Chapter 1101
Chapter 2101
Chapter 3102
Chapter 4103
Chapter 5104
Chapter 6105
Chapter 7106
Chapter 8107
Chapter 9108
Chapter 10109
Chapter 11110
Chapter 12111
Chapter 13112
Chapter 14113
Chapter 15114
Chapter 16115
Chapter 17116
Chapter 18117
Chapter 19118
Chapter 20119
Chapter 21120
Part IV121
Chapter 1122
Chapter 2122
Chapter 3123
Chapter 4124
Chapter 5127
Chapter 6128
Chapter 7130
Chapter 8131
Chapter 9132
Chapter 10133
Chapter 11134
Chapter 12135
Chapter 13136
Part V137
Chapter 1138
Chapter 2138
Chapter 3139
Chapter 4139
Chapter 5140
Chapter 6141
Chapter 7142
Chapter 8143
Chapter 9144
Chapter 10145
Chapter 11146
Chapter 12146
Chapter 13147
Chapter 14147
Chapter 15148
Chapter 16149
Chapter 17149
Part VI150
Chapter 1151
Chapter 2152
Chapter 3154
Chapter 4155
Chapter 5157
Chapter 6157
Chapter 7159
Chapter 8159
Chapter 9160
Chapter 10161
Chapter 11162
Chapter 12164
Chapter 13165
Part VII166
Chapter 1167
Chapter 2168
Chapter 3169
Chapter 4170
Chapter 5170
Chapter 6171
Chapter 7171
Chapter 8171
Chapter 9172
Chapter 10175
Part VIII176
Chapter 1177
Chapter 2179
Chapter 3180
Chapter 4183
Chapter 5184
Chapter 6186
Chapter 7188
Chapter 8190
Chapter 9192
Part IX195
Chapter 1196
Chapter 2197
Chapter 3198
Chapter 4200
Chapter 5201
Chapter 6203
Chapter 7204
Chapter 8206
Chapter 9206
Chapter 10207
Chapter 11208
Chapter 12209
Chapter 13210
Chapter 14211
Chapter 15212
Part X213
Chapter 1214
Chapter 2215
Chapter 3215
Chapter 4216
Chapter 5217
Chapter 6218
Chapter 7218
Part XI219
Chapter 1220
Chapter 2220
Chapter 3221
Chapter 4222
Chapter 5222
Chapter 6223
Chapter 7223
Chapter 8224
Chapter 9225
Chapter 10225
Chapter 11226
Chapter 12226
Chapter 13228
Part XII229
Chapter 1230
Chapter 2231
Chapter 3231
Chapter 4232
Chapter 5232
Chapter 6233
Chapter 7233
Chapter 8234
Chapter 9235
Chapter 10236
Chapter 11237
Chapter 12237
Chapter 13238
Chapter 14240
Chapter 15240
Part XIII241
Chapter 1242
Chapter 2242
Chapter 3242
Chapter 4243
Chapter 5243
Chapter 6247
Chapter 7247
Chapter 8248
Chapter 9249
Chapter 10250
Chapter 11251
Chapter 12252
Chapter 13253
Chapter 14254
Chapter 15254
Chapter 16255
Part XIV256
Chapter 1256
Chapter 2257
Chapter 3257
Chapter 4259
Chapter 5259
Chapter 6261
Chapter 7261
Chapter 8262
Chapter 9263
Chapter 10263
Chapter 11264
Chapter 12265
Chapter 13266
Part XV267
Chapter 1268
Chapter 2268
Chapter 3270
Chapter 4271
Chapter 5272
Chapter 6273
Chapter 7274
Chapter 8275
Chapter 9276
Chapter 10277
Chapter 11278
Chapter 12280
Appendix I: Irish Women Poets 1870-1970282
Appendix II: Chronology286
Select Bibliography300
Index of Titles and First Line313