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While Stowe’s fiction and non-fiction have received substantial scholarly attention, her poetry has been overlooked. Stowe wrote an unknown number of poems, and very little scholarship has focused on them. As one scholar, Mary De Jong, dryly observed in 1996, “Stowe was not known primarily as a poet” (157). My preliminary research has encouraged me to pursue writing a scholarly introduction for a collection of Stowe’s verse.
Well, just about everything. Last September I sold my car, packed up everything I own (mostly books and a desk), made a neat cube of boxes in a very generous friend’s basement in Boston, and hopped on a plane. I’m living in Romania on an extended Fulbright, teaching creative writing at Transilvania University of Brasov.