Fitz-Greene Halleck – America’s Forgotten Superstar Poet

Have you heard of Fitz-Greene Halleck?

He was known as America’s Byron.

You’d think with a weighty title like that most English majors would know about him.

I hadn’t heard of him until I moved to Guilford, CT and started digging around in the library for some local literary history.

Pride Month Reading

Today is the last day of Pride Month. Did you read a book or poems or anything by an LGBTQ writer? I had planned to read James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room (1956), but June ended up being a wonderfully crazy-busy month… Read More ›

The Other F-Word by Natasha Friend

“That’s all they wanted, wasn’t it? Milo thought. To know where they came from? It wasn’t right, it wasn’t wrong, it just was.” In the 90s, test-tube babies, as babies conceived in vitro fertilization were called back then, were headline news and a huge… Read More ›