Document Type

Article

Journal or Conference Title

The Bloomsbury Review

ISSN

0276-1564

Publication Date

5-2001

Department

Literature and Languages

Abstract

"Alicia Ostriker advocates a 'poetics of ardor,' one which is not detached, objective, or merely intellectual, instead a poetry that embraces a big-hearted and practical definition of what erotic means. Dancing at the Devil’s Party is mostly about women’s poetry but Ostriker also reminds us of the wide-reaching sensuality of Whitman, Hopkins, Keats, and other sexy male forebears who permitted love to appear in their work."

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