For J. Alfred Prufrock
A collection of love poems written by female poets in the 20-21st century.
T.S. Eliot’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock tells the story of a man searching for love and acceptance while experiencing the pressing crisis of masculinity. Published in 1915, Prufrock presents the insecurities of masculinity in decline, as women became increasingly independent and empowered. This project is an attempt to place him in dialogue with women out of the fictional sentimental pedestal he has held them on, presenting a powerful oppositional perspective to the myopic masculine views of love Prufrock expresses in his monologue.