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Nossis, Poet of Women

In Dangerous Works Georgiana translates a famous epigram by a woman named Nossis of Locri.  Nossis wrote epigrams— short poems, often with witty or satirical overtones and a clever ending. Ancient Greek commentators ranked her work very highly, and chose to include it in collections as early as the first century BC. The result is […]

The “Dangerous” Poems

Reprinted from my post to Becky Lower’s Blog on September 13, 2014: What is so dangerous about poetry? Nothing! But in 1816 a woman who aspired to scholarship faced a wall of prejudice.   Objections ranged from “women can’t, their brains don’t work that way” to “women who overwork their minds cause their female parts to wither […]

Release Day!

Dangerous Works went live on Amazon today. I feel like my tiny boat set sail, making tiny ripples in the great sea of digital content. I’ve set out to create a digital presence I can build on until the ripples form a mighty stream. Dangerous Secrets will follow in Winter 2015 and I plan to […]

Education of Women in the Harem

Women in Ottoman society may have been better educated than their contemporaries in England. The education of women is a major plot point in Dangerous Works.  The topic seems to thread through many of my stories. I’m currently researching a new book, the third in the Dangerous series. To answer the question, “Might a woman be […]