Metapoetry and Self-Conscious Poems: Women Poets Write About Poetry

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Asst. Prof. Shireen Shihab Hamad

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This research explores the "metapoem" or the "self-conscious poem" that is, a poem whose theme is writing poetry and which is aware of itself as a poem- in the work of some selected modern women poets.


The close attentive reading of the selected women poets suggests that they do write about poetry: its creation, manifestation, process, etc.  Poetry is the subject matter of their poems. It often accompanies exploration of, even anxiety about, poetry's significance .


 The selected women poets are of different literary periods: Emily Dickinson, Marianne Moore, Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, and Nikki Giovanni. They are all unified by their display of  metapoetry.

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