The 20th century was a time of great change, particularly in the arts, but seldom explored were the female poets of that time. Robert Hass and Paul Ebenkamp have put together a comprehensive anthology of poetry featuring the poems of Gertrude Stein, Lola Ridge, Amy Lowell, Elsa Von Freytag-Loringhoven, Adelaide Crapsey, Angelina Weld Grimke, Anne Spencer, Mina Loy, Hazel Hall, Hilda Doolittle, Marianne Moore, Djuna Barnes, and Hildegarde Flanner. With an introduction from Hass and Ebenkamp, as well as detailed annotation through out to guide the reader, this wonderful collection of poems will bring together the great female writers of the modernist period as well as deconstruct the language and writing that surfaced during that period.
About the Author
Robert Hass was born in San Francisco. His books of poetry include The Apple Trees at Olema (Ecco, 2010), Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Time and Materials (Ecco, 2008), Sun Under Wood (Ecco, 1996), Human Wishes (1989), Praise (1979), and Field Guide (1973), which was selected by Stanley Kunitz for the Yale Younger Poets Series. Hass also co-translated several volumes of poetry with Nobel Laureate Czeslaw Milosz and authored or edited several other volumes of translation, including Nobel Laureate Tomas Transtromer's Selected Poems (2012) and The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, and Issa (1994). His essay collection Twentieth Century Pleasures: Prose on Poetry (1984) received the National Book Critics Circle Award. Hass served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997 and as Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. He lives in California with his wife, poet Brenda Hillman, and teaches at the University of California, Berkeley.
Paul Ebenkamp is author of THE LOUDER THE ROOM THE DARKER THE SCREEN (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2015), Four Colors for the Based God (The Equalizer: Second Series, 2014), Seizured in the Ease (Mondo Bummer, 2013) and everything at afterundisclosedrecipients.blogspot.com, and is editor of Modernist Women Poets: An Anthology (co-edited with Robert Hass, Counterpoint, 2014), Particulars of Place: New Poems by Richard O. Moore (co- edited with Brenda Hillman and Garrett Caples, Omnidawn Press, 2015), The Etiquette of Freedom: Gary Snyder and the Practice of the Wild (Counterpoint, 2010) and Song of Myself: Selected Poems and a Lexicon of Walt Whitman (co-edited with Robert Hass, Counterpoint 2009). A play, You Have to Take Care of My Work Together, was performed with SPT Poet's Theater in 2012. Recent poems are in Dusie and Where Eagles Dare. As Position he makes music with strings and devices. With Andrew Kenower he curates the Woolsey Heights reading series in Berkeley CA.