Paul Lauter: From "Amy Lowell and Cultural Borders"
Lowell . . . becomes interesting in our conflicted and tense cultural moment because she was not in any sense "free" either to express her sexuality or to police it. She could not have the confidence—or perhaps bravado—of overseas 1920s lesbian communities, or even of the more modest bohemianism of the Village. On the contrary, at the center of many of her most interesting poems, like "Venus Transiens," are painfully contradictory impulses toward revelation, display, or even a certain form of "flaunting," and hiding, a poetics of the closet.
|Title||Paul Lauter: From "Amy Lowell and Cultural Borders"||Type of Content||General Poet Criticism|
|Criticism Author||Paul Lauter||Criticism Target||Amy Lowell|
|Criticism Type||Poet||Originally Posted||12 Jan 2019|
|Publication Status||Excerpted Criticism||Publication||Speaking the Other Self: American Women Writers|
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