About Poetess


Brycchan Carey, Dr, Sr Lecturer, Kingston University, U.K., co-editor of the recently published Discourses of Slavery and Abolition : Britain and its Colonies, 1760-1838. Dr Carey contributed Ann Yearsley's "Poem on the Inhumanity of the Slave Trade."


Brandon Clay, M.A., Department of English, Miami University, 2003. Brandon selected, typed, and edited the Poe criticism. bclay@fbsm.org

Annie Finch is a poet, translator and librettist and was a founding coeditor, with Laura Mandell, of "Poetess Poetics: A New Look at a Lyric Tradition" -- the original nucleus of the Poetess Archive.  Her collections of poetry include Eve (Story Line, 1997), Calendars (Tupelo Press, 2004), and The Encyclopedia of Scotland (Salt Publishing, 2004).  She has also written or edited several books on poetics including the collection of essays The Body of Poetry: Essays on Women, Form, and the Poetic Self (U. of Michigan Press, 2005), which includes further essays exploring various aspects of the Poetess tradition. Primary author of Twentieth-Century Criticism Bibliography.

Harry Hootman, retired, is a part-time faculty member of the English Department at the University of South Carolina at Aiken. He received his doctorate in English at the University of South Carolina in 2004, under the direction of Dr. Paula R. Feldman who interested him in British literary annuals. As a result, he has generated a comprehensive Index and overview of British annuals. He has also addressed “Authorship of American Annuals,” and is currently working on further developing these works. He contributed to Poetess Archive all the data from his database, Index of British Literary Annuals. His excellent book-length dissertation on the annuals, British Literary Annuals and Giftbooks, is available on line.

Harriet Devine Jump, Department of English, Edge Hill College of Higher Education, Clough 11, St. Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 4QP jumph@edgehill.ac.uk. Harriet provided the Blessington selections from The Keepsake.