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May Swenson

Poet (28-May-1913 — 4-Dec-1989)


R. Rozanne Knudson. The Wonderful Pen of May Swenson. New York: MacMillan Publishing. 1993. By the executor of Swenson's estate.

R. Rozanne Knudson; Suzzanne Bigelow. May Swenson: A Poet's Life in Photos. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press. 1996. 192pp.

Kirstin Hotelling Zona. Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, and May Swenson: The Feminist Poetics of Self-Restraint. University of Michigan Press. 2002.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  5. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.740)

  6. Who's Who in Lesbian & Gay Writing (p.193)

  7. World Authors 1950-1970 (pp.1396-98)

  8. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.998)

  9. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English (p.1050)

  10. Who's Who in Twentieth-Century World Poetry (p.313)

  11. Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States (p.866)

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