After leaving class today I was quite curious about the best way to locate a collection, complete or selected, of Gwyneth Lewis’s poetry. This led me to google where I found a rather interesting article posted in an online journal: Feminine Irony in the Religious Poetry of Gwyneth Lewis. I have mostly skimmed it because, yes, I have a lot of homework to do tonight (and the abstract seems to be written in French) but it seemed relevant for two reasons.
1. Lewis has published some kind of collected works volume called Chaotic Angels. I’m skeptical of collected volumes because they seem to always leave out the one poem I wanted. I’ve bought three ‘complete’ and ‘collected’ volumes of Edna St. Vincent Millay looking for the one poem I can only find online and in a biography of her. It’s worth the quest but still I’d rather avoid it. Still, Chaotic Angels is probably going to be a lot easier to find on amazon just because it was published more recently.
2. In the opening paragraphs of the essay Szabo refers to an obituary Lewis wrote for R.S. Thomas. I decided I really wanted to read this.