Voyages over Voices
Critical Essays on Anne Stevenson
Edited by Angela Leighton
Angela Leighton is Senior Research Fellow at Trinity College. Her most recent books are On Form: Poetry, Aestheticism, and the Legacy of a Word, OUP, 2007 and Sea Level, (poems), Shoestring Press, 2007.
Notes On Contributors Acknowledgements ‘Making Poetry’ Anne Stevenson 1. ‘Voyages Over Voices’: Introduction - Angela Leighton 2. The Melting Metaphor - Anne Stevenson 3. ‘Between Us’: Letters and Poems of Stevenson and Bishop - Jonathan Ellis 4. Mothers, Mirrors, Doubles: Anne Stevenson’s Elegies For Sylvia Plath - Adam Piette 5. Staging Second Thoughts: The Poetry of Anne Stevenson - John Redmond 6. ‘Making Poetry’: The Exemplary Anne Stevenson - John Lucas 7. ‘A Curved Adventure’: Romanticism and The Poetry of Anne Stevenson - Michael O’neill 8. The Nature of Anne Stevenson - Jay Parini 9. Anne Stevenson and The Poetry of Place - Sean Pryor 10. Compacting Time: Anne Stevenson’s Poems of Memory - Emily R. Grosholz 11. ‘Not Exactly a Persona’: Pronouns in Anne Stevenson’s Poetry - Sara Johnson 12. ‘To Serve A Girl on Terrible Terms’: Anne Stevenson’s Writing Selves - Emma Jones 13. Talking And Singing: Anne Stevenson’s Variations on a Rhythmical Theme - Carol Rumens 14. ‘Time Will Erase’: Anne Stevenson and Elegy - Tim Kendall 15. Observing The Overhearing: The Anne Stevenson Papers in Cambridge University Library - John Wells 16. Bibliography of Anne Stevenson’s Published Works - John Wells General Index Index of Stevenson’s Works
Anne Stevenson is as big and as great a poet as Plath or Bishop, as her inclusion in the Library of America underlines, and, significantly, she is more difficult to assess. Leighton's richly rewarding collection makes a significant and invaluable contribution to our knowledge of her work.
Andrew McNeillie University of Exeter
Stevenson has produced a large body of work which is at once representative of common contemporary concerns and highly individual. She is a voice for our age and compellingly her own questing and questioning self.
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: September 15, 2010
Series: Liverpool English Texts and Studies 59