Lost Orchard (Hardcover)
Prose and Poetry from the Kirkland College Community
Excelsior Editions/State University of New Yo, 9781438449999, 272pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 2014
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A collection of poems, short stories, novel excerpts, creative nonfiction essays, and one-act plays by Kirkland College alumnae, faculty, and administration, Lost Orchard brings together for the first time in print those who shared this exciting, vibrant community. Located in Clinton, New York, the college was founded in 1968 in singular times--at the start of the second wave of feminism and in the midst of profound changes in American society. Kirkland was the last private women's college created in the United States, and also the last established coordinate college until its tumultuous takeover in 1978 by its partner, Hamilton College. Known for its innovative curriculum, Kirkland empowered young women, fostered independent thought, and pioneered academic disciplines, including American studies, environmental studies, media studies, and creative writing.
About the Author
Jo Pitkin is the author of The Measure and Cradle of the American Circus: Poems from Somers, New York. She received her BA in creative writing and literature from Kirkland College and MFA in poetry from the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa. She lives in Cold Spring, New York.