A poem a day in April from Rutgers English PhD students and friends.

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Secretary reported, II

The following proposals for new books were declined, 1925-1927

Miss F. Nervi: Dialogues with the Universe
Mrs. N. Alexander: History of Everyday Life
Miss F. D. Senior: The Highest Quest (on Dr M. R. James’s report)
Mrs A. B. Heysham: Fairy Phonetics

The following proposals for new rooks roar declined, 1929

An Idealistic Conception of Religion: Mlle A. Lion
Miss A. Raven: Motive Forces of the Mind


  1. These cannot be real! So crazy. Also, Dear History: Thanks a lot for refusing to publish women's histories of everyday life until like 40 years ago. Scornfully, Bex & her dissertation

    1. I know! I thought of you & your diss when I read about Mrs Alexander. And I promise, these are all verbatim, even the Lion and Raven.

  2. also come on we really could use those fairy phonetics

  3. Agreed. I hope she found another publisher (I haven't yet checked).