Susan Soper's Blog – April 2012 Archive (2)

The Art of Losing



Just as we are about to move out of National Poetry Month, I want to sneak in an amazing collection of poems that came out last year. The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing (Bloomsbury, 2011; now in paperback) is the book acclaimed poet Kevin…

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Added by Susan Soper on April 26, 2012 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Gertrude… Going on 102!

Turkish ruins (Flickr Creative Commons/Ken and Nyetta) Gertrude Murrell DuPont Howland doesn’t want to leave anything to chance. Especially not at this stage of her life. She’ll be 102 in July.

 

The Richmond native was a dutiful wife and mother until she divorced and became an archaeologist in her 60s, traveling to digs all over the world: from Afghanistan and Turkey to Italy, Hungary and Czechoslovakia. She traversed the Khyber Pass and went to Hong Kong.

 

Her second husband, now deceased, was happy to…

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Added by Susan Soper on April 17, 2012 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

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