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Cheryl Walker
Scripps College (Claremont, CA 91711-3948)

American Women Poets and Their Tradition

To continue writing a book on American women poets which suggest that there is a tradition for American women poets against which the experimentalists rebelled. It is a tradition based upon repeated themes such as the sanctuary motif (the longing for a safe, enclosed space) and also upon an attitude toward experience which is profoundly ambivalent, vacillating between unappeasable longing and renunciation.

Project fields:
American Literature

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$15,000 (approved)
$15,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1977 – 5/31/1978