Page Dougherty

Page Dougherty’s poems have appeared widely in journals such as Antioch Review, Agni, Prairie  Schooner, American Voice, Great River Review, and Gettysburg Review.  Her collection of poetry No One with a Past Is Safe was published this year by Word Press. She lived as an organizer among coal miners and their families in southern West Virginia in the1970s, an experience that informs much of her poetry.   Michael Waters writes that Dougherty’s characters are often “the spiritual daughters of women in Dorothea Lange's photographs…Page Dougherty Delano has crafted a poetry as personal as it is political, full of private sympathies and griefs as well as public reckonings. Like Muriel Rukeyser and Adrienne Rich, Dougherty raises her voice in praise of 'the solidarities of women,.’ …No One with a Past Is Safe speaks to us all with the urgency of an outsider whose fluency and vision might save us from ourselves.” Among the honors Dougherty has received are fellowships from the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York Foundation for the Arts.  She works and teaches at Hunter College, CUNY.