Join us on the Terrace as we celebrate the launch of Selected Poems of Edith Wharton, edited by Dr. Irene Goldman-Price. This event includes a reading by Goldman-Price followed by a book signing and reception on the Terrace.
The 134 poems in this volume, selected by Dr.Irene Goldman-Price, include fifty published for the first time. Wharton’s poetry is arranged thematically, offering context as the poems explore new facets of her literary ability and character. These selected poems showcase Wharton’s vivid imagination and her personal experience. Relatively overlooked until now, her poetry and its importance in her life provide an enlightening lens through which to view one of the finest writers of the twentieth century.
Dr. Irene Goldman-Price has taught English and Women’s Studies at Boston University, Penn State University, Hazleton, and Ball State University, where she also chaired the Women and Gender Studies Department. A life-long interest in the works of Edith Wharton has led her to publish several articles about the writer, to be a member of the Edith Wharton Society, to sit on the editorial board of the Edith Wharton Review, and to become a trustee of The Mount. She is the editor of My Dear Governess: The Letters of Edith Wharton to Anna Bahlmann (Yale University Press 2012), and most recently of Selected Poems of Edith Wharton (Scribner 2019).
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