This news deviates a bit from our usual coverage here at Our Bodies Our Blog, but I wanted to note the death of celebrated writer Grace Paley, a feminist and political activist.
Paley, who described herself as a “combative pacifist,” died Wednesday at her home in Thetford Hill, Vt. She was 84. According to her husband, the playwright Robert Nichols, she had been battling breast cancer.
A new book of Paley’s poetry is scheduled to be published early next year by Farrar Straus & Giroux. It is tentatively titled “Fidelity: A Book of Poems.”