Thursday, December 27, 2007

RIP, Carol Bly

Carol Bly, Minnesota writer, essayist, dies at 77 of cancer
By Per Peterson
Beth Weatherby can’t remember the date, or even the year for that matter, but she remembers the dinner party she attended at Carol Bly’s St. Paul home a decade ago.
“It was one of the most fun evenings I’ve ever had,” said Weatherby, Southwest Minnesota State University provost/vice president for academic and student affairs. “She was so funny, and she would send, at the most surprising times, a cartoon or a line or a quick note that would have you on the floor.”
Bly, known as one of Minnesota’s most notable literary figures for her essays and strong moral voice, died Friday of ovarian cancer at the Pillars Hospice Home in Oakdale. She was 77.

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