Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Women's Experimental Poetry in Britain 1970-2010Body, Time and Locale$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

David Kennedy

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781846319778

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781846319778.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM LIVERPOOL SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.liverpool.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Liverpool University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in LSO for personal use.date: 03 June 2020

Younger Women Poets 2:

Younger Women Poets 2:

Marianne Morris, Andrea Brady and Jennifer Cooke

Chapter:
(p.159) Chapter 11 Younger Women Poets 2:
Source:
Women's Experimental Poetry in Britain 1970-2010
Author(s):

David Kennedy

Christine Kennedy

Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846319778.003.0011

This chapter examines the experimental poetry of Marianne Morris, Andrea Brady and Jennifer Cooke — all of whom belong to a generation of younger women poets. It begins with a discussion of Morris’s Tutu Muse: prophylactic poetry for the last generation (2007) and its movement across ‘virtually every arena of discourse’: love, economics, culturekritik, cosmetic surgery and television. In particular, it offers a reading of ‘Little Rabbit and the Argentine Doctor Get a Room’, one of the poems in Tutu Muse. The chapter then turns to Brady’s Wildfire: A Verse Essay on Obscurity and Illumination (2010) and its preoccupation with questions of identity, complicity, knowledge and narrative, along with its relentless focus on violent power-seeking. Finally, it analyses Cooke’s ‘Steel Girdered Her Musical: in several parts’ and its emphasis on the discomforts involved in the emergent articulation of desire in its true form.

Keywords:   experimental poetry, Marianne Morris, Andrea Brady, Jennifer Cooke, love, identity, complicity, power-seeking, desire, younger women poets

Liverpool Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.