Poets, Writers, and Indie History

Hope Hale Davis





[Hope Hale Davis, the fifth and youngest child of Hal and Frances McFarland Hale, was born in Iowa City, on 2nd November, 1903. Her father, a high school principal, died soon after her birth and her mother married John Overholt. After her step-father’s death, the family moved to Washington. (1)

Hope studied at the Corcoran School of Art and George Washington University, as well as Cincinnati University and the Portland School of Art.]





She is perhaps best known as an American feminist, a communist, and author of Great Day Coming: A Memoir of the Thirties.

Her book of short stories, The Dark Way to the Plaza, was published by Doubleday in 1968. Her daughter is fiction writer Lydia Davis.



(Hope Hale Davis in front row, 4th from right)




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