September 8, 2008

Abraham Lincoln #3 (2008). K. Silem Mohammad & Anne Boyer, eds.

I've been reading & rereading this on the bus over the weekend. I especially keep coming back to Dodie Bellamy's "Ladies Who Poetry" where she sets up a catalog of sorts of traits that makes these women poets highly educated (class marker?), socially adept & sexually trangressive (31-2). Among these traits are that they read Wittigenstein, lecture on Stein, still read H.D., sleep with students. . . and yet even these strong, secure women whipser to themselves, "Stay away from Dodie, she's trouble" (32).


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