Summer Reading 2005
Walking Through the Dark
Smith College presents a conversation about class and history with poet Diane Gilliam Fisher, author of Kettle Bottom. Joining her will be Rick Fantasia, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute; Jim Hicks, Director, Smith College American Studies Diploma Program; and Jennifer Walters, Dean of Religious Life.
KETTLE BOTTOM: SUMMER READING 2005
The 2005 summer reading selection for entering students was Kettle Bottom, a book of poems by Diane Gilliam Fisher. Through the voices of immigrant miners and their families, Fisher re-imagines the West Virginia coal mine wars of 1920–1921. An accompanying exhibit of Appalachian Coal strike pamphets from the Jessie O'Connor papers was presented in Neilson Library in fall 2005.
Review of Kettle Bottom (Valparaiso Poetry Review)
Review of Kettle Bottom (Newpages.com)
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Summer Reading 2003
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