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Colleen English

Colleen English

Colleen English holds a PhD in nineteenth-century British and Irish literature from University College Dublin. Her academic essays and short stories have appeared in various journals. She is at work on a book about elegiac poetry and communities of mourning in Ireland during the Romantic period. She also teaches writing courses at Loyola University Chicago.

Telling the bees painting

“Telling the Bees”

In nineteenth-century New England, it was held to be essential to whisper to beehives of a loved one’s death.