FemPoetiks of American Poetry and Americana Music: A Woman's Truth (Hardcover)

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FemPoetiks of American Poetry and Americana Music: A Woman's Truth (Hardcover)

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From the poems of Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, and Emily Dickinson emerges what the author calls FemPoetiks, a discourse of female empowerment. Situating the work of these poets in their historical eras, Linda Nicole Blair considers a sampling of their poems side-by-side with a number of song lyrics by singer-songwriters Brandi Carlile, Rhiannon Giddens, and Lucinda Williams, having found commonalities of theme, motif, and language between them. Blair argues that while FemPoetiks has continued to develop in various ways in American poetry by women, the fact that this discourse finds expression in songs by Americana female artists indicates a matrilineal line of influence from the 1630s to today. In order to show the omnipresence of this powerful feminist discourse, she closes this book with eleven interviews she conducted with female singer-songwriters from around the United States. The phenomenon of FemPoetiks is not limited to the arts but extends into all areas of American life, from the domestic to the political. FemPoetiks is a woman's truth.
Nicole Blair is associate teaching professor at the University of Washington.
Product Details ISBN: 9781793621269
ISBN-10: 1793621268
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: June 10th, 2021
Pages: 296
Language: English

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