Since the late 1890s Sappho has been claimed by many lesbian writers, including Michael Field
, H. D.
, and Judy Grahn
, not only as a writing role model but as a crucial forerunner...
Intertextuality and Influence
's critical study The Highest Apple placed Sappho
at the head of a lesbian poetic tradition. So too did other late-twentieth-century publications.
Grahn, Judy. The Highest Apple. Spinsters Ink.
But in accordance with her insistence on the close links between personal, creative, and social expression, coming out as a lesbian was also, for AR
, a profoundly political statement. She later wrote of the...
In this book AR
continues to reconstruct a feminist literary tradition through such essays as Vesuvius at Home: The Poetry of Emily Dickinson, The Tensions of Anne Bradstreet, Woman Observing, Preserving, Conspiring, Surviving...
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Grahn, Judy. The Highest Apple. Spinsters Ink, 1985.