Susan Herron Sibbet

Susan Herron Sibbet (1942–2013) was active in California Poets in the Schools for twenty-five years and a cofounder of Sixteen Rivers Press. Sibbet published five poetry collections, including Burnt Toast and Other Recipes, No Easy Light, and the posthumous Great Blue.

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The Constant Listener · Henry James and Theodora Bosanquet—An Imagined Memoir
By Susan Herron Sibbet

In 1907, in a quiet English village, Theodora Bosanquet answered Henry James’s call for someone to transcribe his edits and additions to his formidable body of work. The aging James had agreed to revise his novels and tales into the twenty-four-volume New York Edition. Enter Bosanquet, a budding writer who would record the dictated revisions and the prefaces that would become a lynchpin of his legacy.

“This book is an act of literary imagination, devoted scholarship, passion and friendship. Lovers of Henry James will find many delights in this story of the writer and the woman who helped realize his creations during his later years. And lovers of any great writing will relish the unfolding of a unique literary partnership.”

Susan Stamberg