Thursday, March 01, 2007

Poetry - Fear - Communism

For my birthday I received a book of poetry by Bonaro Overstreet. Because I was not familiar with her name, I searched Google and found that she is often quoted on the subject of understanding our fears (don't fear) and communism (do fear). A poet, teacher, author, adult education leader, and psychologist from Falls Church, Virginia (a suburb of Washington, DC) (1902-1985) , she and her husband Harry wrote a number of anti-communist books in the 40's and 50's. Their manuscripts are collected at the Lilly Library at the University of Indiana. My first sampling of her poems has been pleasant. In some ways I wish I did not know more about her.


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