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Unclose the Door

Unclose the Door

The poems in the letterpress book Unclose the Door are based on the life of the nineteenth century lecturer, Matilda Fletcher (1842-1909), who spoke among other suffragists of her time, such as Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Frances Willard. During her forty year career, she also invented and patented a design for traveling trunks, wrote bills that were passed into law, and published several books.

What a fascinating, eloquent way to open history, to enter rooms of rich voices and care which precede our own time – Laura Madeline Wiseman skillfully honors the stories of her ancestors and all our lives by inviting us to enter with her.
– Naomi Shihab Nye

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