Author and Activist Grace Paley Dies at 84

By Christine Cupaiuolo |

This news deviates a bit from our usual coverage here at Our Bodies Our Blog, but I wanted to note , 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.

Here’s an excellent featuring reviews of Paley’s work and articles by and about her. Maud Newton has a reflection and read links .

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.”

One Comment

  1. Margie says:

    What a sad day it is when someone as fabulous as Grace Paley dies. She was an incredible writer and human being.

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