activist, writer, and founder of the Feminist Press

Florence in Words

Blog Miscellany

June 20, 2011

Tags: theatre, Jeannette, Betty Friedan, Alida Brill

I apologize to my blog-readers for silence, which has two causes: laziness about writing blogs and the absence of dear Jeannette, who is off at a seminar for much of June. For those of you just tuning in, this website depends on the skills of Jeannette Petras, who used to be the Feminist Press's brilliant marketing manager, and would that she was still there marketing my book. But thatís another story. (more…)

The blizzard

December 27, 2010

Tags: theatre

The day after the blizzard (New York, East Coast). Itís noon, the sunís out in a blue sky, and I can hear great chunks of white snow dropping from windowsills and terraces above me. From my windows, I can see white roofs below, terraces coated in white, and only a few cars braving a half-cleared West End Avenue, and barely a trickle on Broadway. My chief problem this morning: no delivery of the New York Times. (Yes, Iíve called to report this, and perhaps there will be one later in the day.) Instead, Iíve been watching televisionís cancellation of their regular morning programs to produce various versions of reporting on post-blizzard conditions in New York City, Long Island, and New Jersey. (more…)

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"Everyone concerned about global feminism, womenís contributions, and humanityís future will be enhanced and enchanted by A Life in Motion.ĒóBlanche Wiesen Cook, author of Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume I and Volume II
Lecture delivered by Florence Howe on January 8, 2011, at the Modern Language Association Annual Convention
ďIt is impossible to imagine womenís studies without Florence Howe. Myths of Coeducation shows her vision and courage, insight and dauntlessness.ĒĖCatharine R. Stimpson, Rutgers University
A revised and expanded edition of the classic groundbreaking anthology of 20th-century American women's poetry, representing more than 100 poets from Amy Lowell to Anne Sexton to Rita Dove.

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