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Banting, Pamela. “The Phantom Limb Syndrome: Writing the Postcolonial Body in Daphne Marlatt's Touch to My Tongue.” Ariel 24, no. 3 (July 1993): 7-30.
Banting explores Marlatt's interconnected evocation of personal memory, bodily experience, and national identity in her poetry, notably her verse in Touch to My Tongue.
Beddoes, Julie. “Mastering the Mother Tongue: Reading Frank Davey Reading Daphne Marlatt's How Hug a Stone.” Canadian Literature 155 (winter 1997): 75-87.
Beddoes provides a critique of Davey's Canadian Literary Power in which Beddoes objects to Davey's interpretation of Marlatt's feminist aesthetic and linguistic philosophy in How Hug a Stone.
Kamboureli, Smaro. “The Poet as Pedestrian: Daphne Marlatt.” In On The End of Genre: The Contemporary Canadian Long Poem, pp. 114-23. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1991.
Kamboureli examines Marlatt's use of extended verse structures in Steveston, focusing on predominant elements of locality and place.
McCracken, Melinda. “Poetic Salvage.” Canadian Forum 71, no. 813 (October 1992): 45-6.
McCracken offers a favorable assessment of Salvage.
Nichols, Miriam. “Subjects of Experience: Post-Cognitive Subjectivity in the Work of Nichol and Daphne Marlatt.” Studies in Canadian Literature 25, no. 2 (summer 2000): 108-30.
Nichols provides comparative analysis of subjectivity in the works of Marlatt and Nichol, including aspects of humanism, feminist essentialism, poststructuralism, and historical representation.
Ramsey, R. H. “Dreams of Death.” Canadian Forum 58, no. 681 (June-July 1978): 36.
Ramsey finds shortcomings in Zócalo's underdeveloped characters, ambiguous symbolism, and lack of overall thematic consistency.
Zwicker, Heather. “Daphne Marlatt's ‘Ana Historic’: Queering the Postcolonial Nation.” Ariel 30, no. 2 (April 1999): 161-75.
Zwicker examines Marlatt's subversive portrayal of lesbian sexuality in Ana Historic, and the impact Zwicker believes such relationships have on postcolonial literature and national identity.
Additional coverage of Marlatt's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vols. 25-28R; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vols. 17, 39; Contemporary Novelists, Ed. 7; Contemporary Poets, Ed. 7; Contemporary Women Poets; Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 60; Feminist Writers; and Literature Resource Center.
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