Pioneering

Pioneering

Poems from the Construction Site
Poems in this volume bring readers through the construction site gate alongside the women who practice a skilled trade in a dangerous industry. Assured and impassioned, the poems not only manifest outer events and day-to-day realities of the worksite but also expose through metaphor and resonant detail its high-voltage interior life.

Susan Eisenberg's early poems were private responses to the experiences of her apprentice years as an electrician. When a collection of her poems was published in 1984, Eisenberg began to receive letters from her counterparts in other trades and other regions of the country. Her ensuing dialogue with a national community of tradeswomen inspired the poems in Pioneering.




Also of interest

The Captors' Narrative
Catholic Women and Their Puritan Men on the Early American Frontier
William Henry Foster

Subjects

Literature : Fiction, Poetry, and Drama
Social Science : Gender and Sexuality Studies
Labor and Workplace Issues : Industrial and Labor Relations

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