The Extraordinary Tide includes the work of many poets who appeared in The Drunken Boat. Ruth Stone's interview and poetry, Eleanor Wilner's interview and poetry, the poems of Erin Belieu, Susan Aizenberg and Rebecca Seiferle, Editor of The Drunken Boat.
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The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women
Edited by Susan Aizenberg and Erin Belieu. Introduction by Eleanor Wilner.
A collection of more than 400 poems by more than 100
different writers, The Extraordinary Tide synthesizes and
celebrates a new era of poetry by women in America. Long
overdue, the anthology includes America's most recognized
women poets and those emerging as exciting new artists of
contemporary verse. The book also contains a forward by poet
Eleanor Wilner and short biographies of all the contributors.
Review and Comment:
- An extraordinary and important anthology that anyone
interested in contemporary American poetry will want to read
— Alan Shapiro
The delights of this anthology are in its plurality, its collection of
such a rich and varied sampling of that tide flooding American
— Eleanor Wilner
One had hoped that by this time there would be no need for an
anthology like The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by
American Women, but its existence testifies to the continuing
negative gender politics of poetry. ... anyone who has doubted
the richness of poetry by women in the U.S. will no longer be
able to do so.
Reluctant as American poetry has been to embrace its own
majority, the almost inestimable variety, abundance, and
accomplishment of this anthology makes one shudder to think
how half-hearted our national literature would be without the
voices that are gathered here. It's as if, at last, Eurydice had
cleared the vast silence of the underworld, and in so doing she
has fashioned a music that enlarges the voice in all of us.
Stunning in its accomplishment and breathtaking in scope, The
Extraordinary Tide is an anthology like no other: rather than
merely defining some very particular territory, the work of the
women writers gathered herein in fact gorgeously illuminates
all of contemporary American letters.
Notes on the editors:
Susan Aizenberg's first full-length collection of poetry, Muse, is
forthcoming next spring from Southern Illinois University Press's Crab
Orchard Series. She is also the author of a chapbook
length collection of poems, Peru (Graywolf Press, Take 3: AGNI New Poets Series, 1997) and a contributing editor to The Nebraska Review. Her poems
have appeared and are forthcoming in such journals as Agni,Chelsea,The Journal, Prairie Schooner, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and elsewere. She is
Assistant Professor of English and creative writing at Creighton University
in Omaha, Nebraska. She has work in this issue.
Erin Belieu was born and raised in Nebraska and educated at the
of Nebraska, The Ohio State University, and Boston University. A former
editor at Agni, she currently serves as a contributing editor to The
Review. She has taught at Washington University, Boston University,
College, and currently teaches at Ohio University. Her book Infanta was
chosen for the 1994 National Poetry Series. Her work was published in Spring 2001.