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Welcome to Irish Women Poets of the Romantic Period

Irish Women Poets of the Romantic Period includes more than 80 volumes of poetry by approximately 50 Irish women writing between 1768 and 1842. Compiled and edited by Stephen Behrendt of the University of Nebraska, the database also offers numerous biographical and critical essays prepared by leading scholars specifically for the project. This database contains over 10,886 pages.
Ellauna: A Legend of the Thirteenth Century

Ellauna: A Legend of the Thirteenth Century, by Mary St. John
This long, annotated poem of four cantos was published in 1815.

The Pious Incendiaries: Or, Fanaticism Display'd

The Pious Incendiaries: Or, Fanaticism Display'd, by Mary O'Brien
Via theatrical metaphor, fanaticism is presented as an unusual but natural occurrence that will never completely disappear or be subject to control.

A Poem on the African Slave Trade, Addressed to Her Own Sex, Part 1

A Poem on the African Slave Trade, Addressed to Her Own Sex, Part 1, by Mary Birkett
In this work, the author urges other women to boycott slave-produced goods in protest against slavery. Considered one of the first poems written by a woman and directed to women.