Monday, May 5, 2008

C.S. Lewis' friend, poet Ruth Pitter, finally gets a critical biography

British poet Ruth Pitter was the first woman to win the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.

But you've probably never heard of her.

You've probably heard about the wannabe poet who sent her poems for her to critique -- that wannabe poet was C.S. Lewis.

Here's an interview with Don W. King, author of Hunting the Unicorn: A Critical Biography of Ruth Pitter (Kent State University Press), the first critical biography of Ruth Pitter, scheduled for release next month.

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