Petticoat Government: Poems and essays

Tiffany Ann Noonan

Abstract

Petticoat Government is a collection of poems and essays that draw upon the varied lexicons of science, mythology, sports, literature, travel, art, fashion, and popular culture in an attempt to understand what deliminates womanhood. Using a mix of traditional and contemporary forms, these texts seek to complicate the myriad--and often conflicting--models of femaleness and the female body.