A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist
A Library Journal Best Poetry of 1998 Selection
Pamela White Hadas won enthusiastic recognition for her early books of poetry, Designing Women and Beside Herself. In Self-Evidence, she selects the best of her published work and combines it with poems never before collected. This collection contains legendary, mythic, historical, and imaginary characters--Lilith, Pocahontas, Simone Weil, the wives of Watergate, a circus performer, and others. With playful originality and virtuoso voicing, Hadas weaves breathtaking tapestries of women's loves and labors.
"A tour-de-force exploration of women in history." --Library Journal