Sunday Sonnet

Today’s poem is from the second edition of the Feminist classic, No More Masks! : An Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Women Poets, edited by Florence Howe. This is a updated version of the 1973 edition of No More Masks! but with many more poets featured; however, some of the fine feminist poets found in the 1973 declined to be included in the second edition.

I chose a poem that wasn’t in the first edition. This is by Alice Ruth Moore Dunbar-Nelson, who lived from 1875 to 1935 & who was married to the poet Paul Dunbar-Nelson. They were both prominent in the Harlem Renaissance.

References

Dunbar-Nelson, Alice Ruth Moore. “To Marie Curie”. No More Masks! : An Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Women Poets. Edited & with an Introduction by Florence Howe. NY: HarperPerennial, 1993. Poem is found on page 16.

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