In a college dorm, in a prison, in a marriage
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Virginia Woolf was an English essayist and the author of nine novels, including Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse. Now a feminist icon, she routinely explored in her work the unequal treatment of women, especially their limited access to education. She died in 1941.
Now my belief is that this poet who never wrote a word and was buried at the crossroads still lives. She lives in you and in me, and in many other women who are not here tonight, for they are washing up the dishes and putting the children to bed. But she lives; for great poets do not die; they are continuing presences; they need only the opportunity to walk among us in the flesh. This opportunity, as I think, it is now coming within your power to give her.