Martha Nell Smith is Professor of English at the University of Maryland. She is author of Rowing in Eden: Rereading Emily Dickinson.
Entries by Martha Nell Smith
literature >> American Literature: Lesbian, 1900-1969
American lesbian literature prior to Stonewall exploited the "outlaw" status of the lesbian as it moved from encrypted strategies of expression to overt political celebrations of woman-for-woman passion.
literature >> Grahn, Judy
Judy Grahn has been an effective leader the gay rights movement, and her identity as a lesbian and a feminist has infused all of her works, in both prose and poetry.
literature >> Poetry: Lesbian
Since the 1960s, the general trend in lesbian poetry has been collective and political rather than purely aesthetic.
literature >> Rich, Adrienne
Adrienne Rich, who aestheticized politics and politicized aesthetics, is America's most widely read lesbian poet.