My friend asked me to do a guest post on her blog and I was delighted to oblige.
When my friend Sonya asked me to do a guest post for her Hot Researcher (that’s what I call it in my head) blog, I knew I wanted to find a way to tie it in with her delightful series about the great poet Katherine Philips. After all, that blog series inspired me to add a week of Katherine to my British Lit class. The least I could do was pay tribute.
And in a way, I already do pay tribute to the poet. After all, her great passion in writing and, presumably, life, was a topic dear to my heart. Female friendships. Most of my novels revolve around female friendships. Even when there’s a general love story, the framework of the book is built around those who bolster and support the main characters.
The ubiquitous they say to write what you know. Well, I know friendship with…
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Thank you for posting this at Snakeladylibrarian. When I hear other women with an intuitive understanding of Katherine Philips romantic friendships incorporating her poetry naturally into their own life experiences, I feel like she’s living on in women’s emotional vocabulary 300 years later. English Majors of the World, Unite! Poetry binds us and celebrates with us.