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6-23-2004 – Sondra Zeidenstein

23 Jun

June 23rd, 2004 – Sondra Zeidenstein
Sondra Zeidenstein’s latest book of poems is Resistance, published in November, 2003 by Chicory Blue Press. A Detail in that Story and the chapbook Late Afternoon Woman are earlier collections. Her poems have been published in Women’s Review of Books, Ms Magazine, Lilith, Taos Review among other journals and have won awards. Her most recent anthology is Family Reunion: Poems about Parenting Grown Children, published in April 2003. In addition, she is editor of A Wider Giving: Women Writing after a Long Silence, two volumes of The Crimson Edge: Older Women Writing and Heart of the Flower: Poems for the Sensuous Gardener. Since 1987, Sondra Zeidenstein has been publisher of Chicory Blue Press, a small literary press that focuses on writing by women past sixty. To date, the press has published the work of twenty-five older women writers. Sondra Zeidenstein was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, M.A. from Harvard, Ph.D. from Columbia. She taught literature at Bronx Community College, Tribuvan University in Nepal and Dhaka University in Bangladesh. She helped translate from Nepali the novel Blue Mimosa by Parijat She worked as advisor to the Bangladesh Government on issues related to the economic life of rural women. She co-authored a book called Village Women of Bangladesh: Prospects for Change (Pergamon Press). She was editor of Learning About Rural Women and co-editor of Learning about Sexuality (Population Council).   (host – Alice Anne)

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