Art History from a Queer Perspective: Hilda Doolittle (H.D.) and Emily Dickinson


Bisexual Poets Hilda Doolittle (H.D.) and Emily Dickinson

Take part in this class to learn about groundbreaking American poets Emily Dickinson and Hilda Doolittle (known as H.D.). You probably didn’t learn in school about Emily Dickinson’s passionate efforts to publish her work without censorship, and you probably also didn’t learn about her even more passionate love letters to the love of her life Sue Gilbert. Emily wrote, “Now, farewell, Susie, and Vinnie sends her love, and mother her’s, and I add a kiss, shyly, lest there is somebody there! Don’t let them see, will you Susie?” If you learned in school that author and Imagist poet Hilda Doolittle was born in Bethlehem, did you also learn about her long-time committed relationship to Lesbian poet Bryher? Well, here’s your chance to join a class to learn about these important Queer writers!

The H.D. part of this class is part of the year-long Finding H.D. Project that is being presented in partnership between the Lehigh University English Department, the Bethlehem Area Public Library, Mock Turtle Marionette Theater, and Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.

This evening’s themed snacks will include cakes made from Emily Dickinson’s own recipes interpreted by legendary cook Trish Sullivan. They will be featured along with a wonderful Moravian cabbage soup.

Call class Instructor Liz Bradbury for more information at 610-432-5449 or email