Though few Friends have been poets in the past, a growing number are being nurtured in the Quaker tradition.
About the Author(s)
Dorothy Gilbert Thorne is widely known to Friends for her service as Recording Clerk in North Carolina Yearly Meeting and the Five Years Meeting of Friends, for her writing, and for her contributions to the Friends World Committee and the United Society of Friends Women. She taught at Guilford College from 1926 to 1954, retiring as Professor of English and Acting Librarian; she and Howard H. Thorne now make their home in Wilmington, Ohio. The author of a history, Guilford: A Quaker College, she has also written a number of articles. A note at the end of her Pendle Hill pamphlet Poetry Among Friends (PHP #130) explains the manner in which the pamphlet grew out of a lecture given at Guilford College in 1959.
Pendle Hill Pamphlet #130