Look Both Ways

Nov 15, 2018

Utah writer Katharine Coles says her grandmother “made her way in a world still deeply unfriendly to women.” Coles' new book tells the story, and asks how far it is women have really come.

Thursday, former Utah poet laureate Katharine Coles joins us to tell the story of her grandmother, a woman she says “made her way in a world still deeply unfriendly to women.” Miriam Link was a character: talented, funny and adventurous. Her husband’s career flourished while she played the role of wife and mother, but she wasn’t satisfied with her life or her relationships. Coles’ new book draws from Miriam’s letters and diaries, none of which told the real story of this complicated woman.

Katharine Coles is a poet and writer - distinguished professor of English at the University of Utah. Her latest book is called Look Both Ways: A Double Journey Along My Grandmother's Far-Flung Path [Indie bookstores|Amazon]