Mona Van Duyn Discussion Topics

Discussion Topics

(Masterpieces of American Literature)

What caused Mona Van Duyn to object to the adjective “domestic” in critics’ references to her writing?

What indications of independence mark Van Duyn’s traditional verse forms?

Consider Letters from a Father as an example of successful artistic compression of a life process.

What does Van Duyn have to say about the nature of love?

What makes “The Stream” an effective metaphor for conveying her theme of love?