Poetry by Women in Ireland
A Critical Anthology 1870–1970
Edited by Lucy Collins
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).
Introduction A Note on the Texts Elizabeth Varian (b.1821, wrote 1851–1896) Emily Hickey (b.1845, wrote 1881–1924) Katharine Tynan (b.1858, wrote 1885–1931) Dora Sigerson Shorter (b.1866, wrote 1893–1918) Eva Gore-Booth (b.1870, wrote 1898–1926) Emily Lawless (b.1845, wrote 1902–1913) Susan L. Mitchell (b.1866, wrote 1906–1926) Alice Milligan (b. 1866, wrote 1908–1953) Winifred M. Letts (b.1881, wrote 1913–1972) Eileen Shanahan (b.1901, wrote –1979) Mary Devenport O’Neill (b.1879, wrote 1929–1967) Blanaid Salkeld (b.1880, wrote 1933–1959) Sheila Wingfield (b.1906, wrote 1938–1992) Freda Laughton (b.1907, wrote1945–?) Rhoda Coghill (b.1903, wrote 1948–2000) Appendix 1: Women Poets 1870–1970 Appendix 2: Chronology Bibliography Index
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.
University of Manchester
… there is much here that will be fresh to readers or is made new by its juxtaposition with contrasting writers. ...Poetry by Women in Ireland provides an invaluable opportunity to reassess our understanding of Irish literature's history and its present.
Irish Literary Supplement
Size: 234 x 156 mm
Publication: April 3, 2014