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Co-ordinated by Elisabeth Frost and Linda Kinnahan

Elizabeth FrostBio: Elisabeth A. Frost is an Assistant Professor of English at Fordham University, where she teaches contemporary American poetry, creative writing, and women’s studies.  She has published articles on modern and contemporary poets in Genders, Postmodern Culture, Women’s Studies, and elsewhere.  Her book, The Feminist Avant-Garde in American Poetry (University of Iowa Press), will appear in Spring 2003.

Linda KinnahanBio: Linda Kinnahan has explored the work of various modernist and contemporary poets.  She is an Associate Professor of English at Duquesne University and the author of Poetics of the Feminine: Literary Tradition and Authority in William Carlos Williams, Mina Loy, Denise Levertov, and Kathleen Fraser.  She has also published articles on British and American women poets such as Carol Ann Duffy, Barbara Guest, Denise Riley, Wendy Mulford, and Geraldine Monk.  Currently working on two book projects, she is investigating feminist reading practices in relation to contemporary women poets and modernist women in relation to economics.

Poetry Post-9-11: Witnessing Dissent

Innovative Writing, Public Discourse and Social Action

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