In celebration of National Women's History Month, the Blogtalk Radio program Quintessential Listening: Poetry presents HERSTORY. Noted poets Francine Montemurro, Pamela L. Taylor, and Lynne Spigelmire Viti will read from their works during the broadcast.
Francine Montemurro was born in Yonkers, NY, grew up in Hastings-on-Hudson, and has lived hither and yon. Her poems have appeared in the Paterson Literary Review, and have been on exhibit at Boston City Hall. She’s read her poems in and around Boston where she currently lives, works, and spends time with many friends, human and canine, real and imaginary.
Pamela L. Taylor is a data guru by day and a poet by night. Pamela’s first chapbook of poetry, My Mother’s Child, was published by Hyacinth Girl Press (2015). Her recent work has appeared in The Adirondack Review and Atlas and Alice. When Pamela is not working or writing, she’s dancing Argentine tango in the Boston area. Her blog, A Poet's Double Life, focuses on balancing poetry with a non-literary career.
Lynne Spigelmire Viti was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She is a lecturer emerita in the Writing Program at Wellesley College. A graduate of Mercy High School in Baltimore, she attended the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, and received her B.A.cum laude in English Literature from Barnard College. After teaching high school English for several years in Stamford, Connecticut and Brookline, Massachusetts, she earned her Ph.D. and J.D. from Boston College.Viti has authored numerous academic articles on legal topics, composition theory and, literature and media. Her first chapbook, Baltimore Girls, was published in March, 2017, and her second collection, The Glamorganshire Bible, in 2018 (both from Finishing Line Press). She is also the author of a poetry micro chapbook, (Origami Poems Project 2017).