"Moving Borders: Three Decades of Innovative Writing by Women is a major anthology,
providing an essential source for the best writing of our time. Editor Mary Margaret Sloan
has made an impeccable selection of poets, poetry, and poetics. But it is the specificity of
each author's art that is most rewarding here: the exhilarating originality of each poetic
project and the deep relfection with which each of these poets explore not just poetry but
the possibilities of meaning through language."
"In its range, breadth, discrimination, and selectivity, as well as its profound knowledge of
the 'state of the art,' Moving Borders bears witness to the very real revolution that has occurred
in the poetry of North American women over the past three decades. Mary Margaret Sloan's
Borders are indeed Moving: from the lyric to visual text, from prose poem to documentary
collage, and from the poems themselves to the astonishingly varied poetics that animate them.
For anyone who still believes that the poetry of our time is 'marginalized' or in decline, Sloan
has provided an ideal port of entry."
Contributors: Kathy Acker, Rae Armantrout, Dodie Bellamy, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge,
Nicole Brossard, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Abigail Child, Norma Cole, Beverly Dahlen,
Tina Darragh, Jean Day, Patricia Dienstfrey, Lynne Dreyer, Johanna Drucker, Rachel
Blau DuPlessis, Kathleen Fraser, Susan Gevirtz, Jessica Grim, Barbara Guest, Carla
Harryman, Lyn Hejinian, Fanny Howe, Susan Howe, Erica Hunt, Myung Mi Kim, Ann
Lauterbach, Karen Mac Cormack, Bernadette Mayer, Laura Moriarty, Erin Mouré,
Harryette Mullen, Eileen Myles, Melanie Nielsen, Lorine Niedecker, Alice Notley,
Maureen Owen, Julie Patton, Joan Retallack, Lisa Robertson, Camille Roy, Leslie
Scalapino, Gail Scott, Mary Margaret Sloan, Cole Swensen, Fiona Templeton, Anne
Waldman, Rosmarie Waldrop, Diane Ward, Hannah Weiner, Marjorie Welish