Women Poets and Contested Spaces in The Yellow Book

  title={Women Poets and Contested Spaces in The Yellow Book},
  author={Linda K. Hughes},
  journal={SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900},
  pages={849 - 872}
  • Linda K. Hughes
  • Published 17 November 2004
  • Art
  • SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900
To illuminate poetry's role in The Yellow Book as well as its gender politics, this essay investigates poems by women in relation to poems by men, the Oscar Wilde trial, and the literary marketplace. Volume 1 suggested that pages devoted to poetry were a contested space: no poems by women appeared alongside masculine contributions that celebrated male poetic tradition or objectified women. New Woman poems began to appear in volume 2, however. And after Wilde's trial, it was poetry by women that… 

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