Sandra M. Gilbert

Sandra M. Gilbert is the author of nine books of poetry and of Rereading Women: Thirty Years of Exploring Our Literary Traditions. With Susan Gubar, she wrote The Madwoman in the Attic and edited The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women.

Feminism's First Think Tank

The very different women of the Radcliffe Institute’s inaugural class

by Sandra M. Gilbert | Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The Barber of Language

A new collection from a celebrated prose stylist

by Sandra M. Gilbert | Monday, December 02, 2019

A Poet in Purgatory 

An inside look at a literary marriage that ended in disaster

by Sandra M. Gilbert | Tuesday, September 04, 2018

In the Labyrinth of #MeToo

Addressing sexual aggression and power in contemporary society also means questioning what the feminist movement has really been about

by Sandra M. Gilbert | Monday, June 04, 2018

List, List, O List!

A Response to David Handlin’s “One Hundred Best American Novels”

by Sandra M. Gilbert | Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Poet of Glamour and Chaos

Lady Lazarus rises again

by Sandra M. Gilbert | Thursday, October 12, 2017

A Life Written in Invisible Ink

In her rebellious and much-celebrated poetry, Adrienne Rich both deciphered and created the feminist world she inhabited

by Sandra M. Gilbert | Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Four Poems

Delicious poems from the paintings of four masters

by Sandra M. Gilbert | Monday, December 07, 2015

Feast Your Eyes on This

What does the flurry for recent food movies say about our obsessions with all things culinary?

by Sandra M. Gilbert | Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Casserole Inquisition

Chronicles from America’s culinary transformation

by Sandra M. Gilbert | Saturday, December 01, 2007

The Whirling Princess

How a little rich girl known as Pussy Jones became Edith Wharton, writing her way into the aristocracy of American letters

by Sandra M. Gilbert | Friday, June 01, 2007

Circular Bread Line

by Sandra M. Gilbert | Sunday, March 01, 2009