FINDING H.D. (2019)

Bethlehem native HILDA DOOLITTLE (1886-1961), known as H.D., drew on her experiences of her hometown throughout her long writing life. H.D.’s innovative and experimental poetry and prose established her as a leading Modernist artist and pioneering voice in feminism in the 1910s and 1920s. She remains the Lehigh Valley’s most important literary figure. See more about her life and work at the Poetry Foundation.

FINDING H.D. was a 12-month long community exploration of the life and work of H.D., culminating in the premiere of a new play by Mock Turtle Marionette Theatre October 5-8, 2019 at Touchstone Theatre.

Other events during the year-long celebration included public readings, book discussions, film screenings, walking tours, and other interesting events. FINDING HD was a partnership between the Lehigh University English Department, the Bethlehem Area Public Library, Mock Turtle Marionette Theater, and Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. We have collected as much as we could about this year-long event here.

Nevermore will the wind – poetry by H.D., Music by Steven Sametz

Performed by The Princeton Singers Steven Sametz, director Recorded at Lehigh University Zoellner Arts Center, Baker Hall Bethlehem, PA


My Own Spirit for Light Portrait of Hilda Doolittle (1886 – 1961) Artist: Angela Fraleigh, 2020