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By Melissa Bradshaw

In her reassessment of Amy Lowell as a tremendous determine within the glossy American poetry circulation, Melissa Bradshaw makes use of theories of the diva and feminine superstar to account for Lowell's remarkable literary effect within the early 20th century and her both outstanding disappearance from American letters after her loss of life. spotting Amy Lowell as a literary diva, Bradshaw exhibits, debts for her dedication to her paintings, her extravagant self-promotion and self-presentation, and her repute, which was once of a type now not linked to poets. It additionally explains the devaluation of Lowell's poetry and feedback, because a woman's diva prestige is often short-lived and the accomplishments of big name girls are usually brushed aside and trivialized. In restoring Lowell to her position in the American poetic renaissance of the nineteen-teens and twenties, Bradshaw additionally recovers a colourful second in pop culture whilst poetry loved mainstream recognition, audiences packed poetry readings, and readers avidly the honors, exploits, and feuds in their favourite poets within the literary columns of day-by-day newspapers. Drawing on a wealthy array of letters, memoirs, newspapers, and periodicals, yet eschewing the biographical interpretations of her poetry that experience frequently characterised feedback on Lowell, Bradshaw offers us an Amy Lowell who couldn't be extra faraway from the lonely sufferer of ill-health and weight problems who seems in prior book-length reviews. Amy Lowell as diva poet takes her rightful position as a robust author of modernist verse who accomplished her own ambitions with no capitulating to heteronormative beliefs of the way a girl may still act, imagine, or appear.

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