Feminist Puritan Women
This novel in verse tells of two historical women, Lydea Gilbert and Katherine (Kate) Harrison, who lived along the Connecticut River in the mid 1600s. They were women of intuitive genius and healing powers, who lived in a Puritan culture, where the value of women’s lives was suspect and condemned.
"A smartly conceived and emotionally stirring poetic tale." —Kirkus Reviews
Poetry. Fiction. Women’s Studies. Historical Fiction.
Laura Secord is a poet, writer, spoken word artist, storyteller and teaching artist. She earned her MFA in Creative writing from Sierra Nevada University. She has worked as a printer, union organizer, health care activist, teacher, sex-educator and nurse practitioner in community health and HIV care. A Pushcart nominee, her poems appear in Poetry, Hobo Camp Review, Shift, Simple Machines, Cahoodleloodling, Finishing Line Press, Burning House Press, Voices of Resistance, Snapdragon, Indolent Books, Passager, PoemMemoirStory, The Southern Women's Review, The Birmingham Weekly and Arts and Understanding. She serves the Director of Community Engagement for The Magic City Poetry Festival. She teaches poetry to vulnerable citizens in her community, produces poetry events, and maintains a lifetime commitment to sharing unvoiced stories. She lives in a purple house and walks with a leaping dog.