Anita Helle is associate professor of English at Oregon State University. She is the author of numerous critical articles and reviews on American women writers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and is the only literary scholar in the Pacific Northwest to be represented in the Norton Reader of Feminist theory and Literary Criticism (2007). She is the author of The Unraveling Archive: Essays on Sylvia Plath (University of Michigan Prss, 2007) and is the the former editor of American Literary Scholarship.
Mary Barnard (1909-2001)
Mary Barnard—poet, translator, and classicist—was one of the Northwest's most celebrated and versatile writers of the twentieth century. At a time when few poets from the Northwest, and even fewer women, had ventured far from regional roots, Barnard received national attention. Her first collection of poetry, "Cool Country," appeared in …