Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Poetic Obituaries: In her 50s, she [Gertrude Halstead] began

writing poetry. Her first chapbook and first book of poetry were published when she was in her nineties. At age 91, she became the first Poet Laureate of Worcester. She was also a featured poet at various poetry readings in New Jersey.

from The Item of Millburn and Short HIlls: Gertrude Halstead, 96


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