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All the girls shout please
All the Girls Shout Please is a manuscript of poems that addresses misconceptions about girls and girls' lives. The poems specifically examine American girlhood, including my own, and span the late 19th century to present day. Featured in the manuscript is a series of persona poems based on the childhood experiences of Margaret Sanger, Coretta Scott King, Courtney Love, and other women. The second section in the three-section manuscript comprises poems about my present-day interactions with girls and how I contribute to their cultural visibility or invisibility. In the last section are poems based on my childhood experiences growing up in a Mormon household and witnessing contradictions between family and church. The ultimate goal of the manuscript is to foster more discourse about this important and culturally undervalued stage in women's lives.
Womens studies|American literature|Creative writing
Kunkel, Marianne, "All the girls shout please" (2014). ETD collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln. AAI3618677.