In the news: Constance Woolson, Pamela Moore, Lola Ridge … and this site


Neglected women writers have been making the news in the last month:

From the Nation, the New Republic, the New York Times, and the Chicago Tribune, articles marking the release of Anne Boyd Rioux’s biography, Constance Fenimore Woolson: Portrait of a Lady Novelist, as well as Miss Grief and Other Stories, a collection of Woolson’s short stories.

From Marie Claire, “The Sylvia Plath You’ve Never Heard Of,”, a fascinating piece by Koa Beck about Pamela Moore, whose precocious debut, Chocolates for Breakfast, established an artistic mold she never managed (or was allowed) to break out of.

From The New Republic, “The Forgotten Feminism of Lola Ridge,” by Terry Svoboda, adapted from her biography, Anything That Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet, published last month by Schaffner Press. Ridge’s poem, “Train Window,” was reprinted here a year ago.

And, in other news, from the New Yorker’s Page Turner blog, “The Custodian of Forgotten Books,” a short piece about this site and yours truly.

6 thoughts on “In the news: Constance Woolson, Pamela Moore, Lola Ridge … and this site

  1. I too have just learned about this site via the New Yorker and I can see it’s going to be one of my favourites. I grew up in a house of books that contained many weird and wonderful titles that would interest you. I can heartily recommend, for instance, “Search Your Soul, Eustace”. And now I’m wondering how long it will be before “Zombies, a cultural history” by Roger Luckhurst, published in 2015, slips into the ranks of the neglected and will qualify for your notice.

  2. The New Yorker article led me to this site and I’m hooked already! I think you will get a lot of new readers.

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