Charlotte by the water
“Luminous and powerful with exquisite understatement and
subtle imagery...”
—LOUISE KEHOE on When the Grateful Dead Came to St. Louis

ABOUT CHARLOTTE

Critically acclaimed author Charlotte Gordon's newest book is Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley. Earlier works include Mistress Bradstreet: The Untold Story of America's First Poet — a Massachusetts Honor book for non-fiction — and The Woman Who Named God: Abraham's Dilemma and the Birth of Three Faiths. In 2012, she was selected as the 2012 Rose Thering Fellow by the Lubar Institute for the Study of Abrahamic Religions at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Her essays have appeared in various publications, including The Cambridge Companion to Early American Poetry, Harvard Magazine, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. She has also published two books of poetry: When the Grateful Dead Came to St. Louis and Two Girls on a Raft.

A graduate of Harvard College, she received a master's degree in creative writing and a Ph.D. in history and literature from Boston University. She has been a frequent guest on NPR and the CBC, including spots on Weekend Edition and The Current. From 1999-2002 she was Elie Wiesel's teaching assistant at Boston University. Currently, she is an Associate Professor of English at Endicott College.
Black and white photo of Charlotte

Author Interviews

National Public Radio Logo ANNE BRADSTREET: FIRST
AMERICAN POET WITH SCOTT SIMON
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Canadian Broadcasting Logo ON THE WOMAN WHO NAMED
GOD
: JAN. 2009
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Blog Talk Radio Logo A CONVERSATION WITH
CHARLOTTE: SEPT. 2009
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New Dimention Media ANCIENT BIBLICAL STORY GIVES US THE SEEDS OF PEACE
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