Tim Jackson, Boston University
Tim Jackson is a doctoral candidate at the Editorial Institute at Boston University. For his dissertation he is writing a critical edition of selected poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay. Last year he published "The Role of the Holy Spirit in Gerard Manley Hopkins's Poetry" in Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture. He earned his MA in English from Bridgewater State College.
Reading Aemilia Lanyer and Edna St. Vincent Millay through Anthologies
Viewing the anthology as a kind of silent bias, this paper examines the treatment of poems by Aemilia Lanyer (1569-1645) and Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950) as presented through anthologies. Questions, including those of perspective, genealogy of poems, genre, and critical reception are raised through an examination of these two poets' works. Lanyer proffers an example of a seventeenth-century poet who began appearing in multiple anthologies only in the late twentieth century, whereas Millay first appeared in anthologies early in her career. For the most part, scholarly anthologies are referenced here, though some popular collections contribute to a reading of the poems as well.