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The Pulter Project: Poet in the Making

For over 250 years, Irish poet Hester Pulter's work remained unread and underappreciated. Thanks to The Pulter Project: Poet in the Making (a project of Northwestern University), her poetry is finally gaining the acknowledgment and scholarly review it deserves. Designed for students and instructors of all levels and backgrounds, the project invites readers to dive into "the multiple 'identities' in the literary canon." Clicking the "Poems" button on the main page leads visitors to the more than 100 pieces included in the collection. Readers can browse, or use the subject tags that accompany the poems to filter by theme (such as friendship, astronomy, and afterlife). There is also a query bar in the upper right-hand corner where readers can search by keywords. Most poems feature multiple editions, offering different perspectives and levels of analysis. Newcomers to Pulter's work may enjoy the "elemental editions" (which use simplified text and annotations), while those revisiting the work may prefer "amplified editions" (providing in-depth annotations). Readers can view both editions after selecting a poem. Another way to spot differences between the versions is by clicking the parallel arrows icon located between the two editions' buttons to open the comparison tool. The collection also offers other opportunities to engage with the text. For example, the Explorations section (located at the bottom of the Poems page) provides additional analysis and commentary, "encourag[ing] readers to look beyond individual poems ... to matters of broader relevance to Pulter and her work." Under the Preface menu (accessible from the site's landing page), readers can learn more about Hester Pulter, as well as the inspiration and purpose for the project.
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May 15th, 2020
Date Of Record Creation
April 28th, 2020 at 12:26pm
Date Of Record Release
April 29th, 2020 at 8:36am
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