A to Z of American Women Writers (A to Z of Women) by Carol Kort

By Carol Kort

Via poetry, essays, biographies, and enhancing, American ladies have had an extended and important impression at the artwork of writing. this article examines the tales of 186 girls, between them poets, essayists, newshounds, editors, novelists, memoirists, and diverse different forms of writers.

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In 1939 Simpson married Harold Arnow, a journalist. After farming in southern Kentucky and having two children, they settled in Detroit, Michigan. In 1949 Arnow published the second novel in her country life trilogy, Hunter’s Horn. This work was unusual in that it was written from a male point of view. After moving to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she lived for the remainder of her life, Arnow wrote her most successful book and the final volume of her trilogy. Published in 1954, The Dollmaker was critically acclaimed, and in 1955 was a runner-up for the National Book Award.

Bogan published her last and perhaps best volume of poetry, The Blue Estuaries: Poems 1923– 1968, in 1969. “Her language is as supple as it is accurate, dealing with things in their own tones,” wrote a New York Times reviewer, describing the book. She garnered numerous awards, including two Guggenheim fellowships (1933, 1937) and the Bollingen Prize, which she shared with Leonic Adams in 1955. Although best known as a prize-winning lyric poet, Bogan also published fiction and essays. A new collection titled The Poet’s Prose: Selected Writings of Louise Bogan (2005), edited by critic Mary Kinzie, includes a selection of Bogan’s best criticism, prose meditations, letters, journal entries, autobiographical essays, and published and unpublished fiction.

Never again would Bishop feel as secure or as content as she had in Brazil. Outwardly, however, she coped with the crushing loss. In 1970 the acclaimed poet Robert Lowell invited Bishop to teach poetry with him at Harvard University. ” In fact, wrote British critic Andrew Motion in his review in the Observer of The Letters of Robert Lowell (2005), “Of all Lowell’s poet-correspondents, no one is more important to him than Elizabeth Bishop. Lowell was quick to see her genius, and he simply and frankly admired her.

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