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No More Masks


This is one of the best anthologies of poetry I've ever come across. It is a selection of 20th C American women poets. It is extraordinary in its breadth and depth. First time I read it it was virtually non-stop and, man, was I sea drunk.

Tere

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/5678
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Tere,

I've been meaning to tell you I came across the 1973 version of No More Masks! at a used book sale. I recalled the title as one you had mentioned, so I picked it up. It's been fun dipping into the pages to read a few poems now and then. Many of them stand the test of time; some don't. Although I wouldn't want women's poetry to be segregated and regulated to women's only anthologies, there is something appealing about holding a volume of women poets in one's hands. I feel like it's a way to get my bearings, to better grasp one tradition within the tradition.
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I wasn't able to find it here at the bookstore or the the used bookstores. I checked Amazon because I've had good luck ordering used books there. I was astounded at the price Used in Very Good Condition. $0.01 + $3.99 shipping. Doesn't it make you sad when you see a fine anthology de-valued like that?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0060965177/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&qid=1257285233&sr=1-1&condition=used

I'm going to check in the City when I am there later this month.

Pat

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Yeah, Katfriend. There is one poem, actually a section from a longer poem called "The Ghetto" dated to 1918. Poet's name: Lola Ridge. Then you find the likes of Caroly Kizer whose poetry I already had some familiarity with. I think what bothers me the most is that, presumably, so many of these poets have been all but forgotten. I think there is something systemmically wrong with the poetry information storage system. Not that it is peculiar to womens poetry, if perhaps more accented there. What young poet spends time on the likes of Delmore Schwartz?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lola_Ridge

And Patfriend you are in for a treat. By my take these poets are more of the mothers.

Tere
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