The modern long poem as a flexible generic hybrid incorporates lyric intensity and epic scope. This experimental long poem as an epic, unlike the traditional epic whose public significance excluded women, encourages women poets to place their marginalized experiences within the proper contexts. Adopting experimental elements from the epics of male modernists, women poets can develop the particular mode of a female epic to express their personal experiences through intimate lyrics. As a consequence of having women`s experiences at its center, the female epic can bring the discourse of oppressed marginality into the genre of the dominant patriarchy. Anne Stevenson`s Correspondences: A Family History in Letters; exemplifies revisionist women poets` long poems as epics. The Puritan idealism of American history is central to Correspondences in which Puritan values represent the patriarchal ideology of America`s epistolary past. While Correspondences conveys the epic scale of American Puritanism with its epistolary reproduction of past history, it foregrounds the marginalized experiences of women through elaborate interweaving of personal lyrics. Revealing the other side of dominant history, the foregrounding of women`s experiences makes it possible to substantiate female identity especially through motherhood Female identity seen through motherhood can suggest the basis for a reciprocal vision to the traditional, male-centered values of rational independence. Because of this vision in the dialogue with male-centered values, Correspondences, rather than rejecting the male tradition of epics, revises its central elements through transformative adoption.