The Virginia Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded

The Colony

Oct 19, 2019
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Immerse yourself in the haunting experiences of patients institutionalized in a Southern state-run facility that sterilized patients without their consent until the mid-twentieth century.

On this episode of Arts & Letters, we’ll be talking with poet Molly McCully Brown about her poetry collection The Virginia Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded, published by Persea Books, which imagines the voices of patients and staff of the Colony.

Whatever it is--

home or hospital,

graveyard or asylum,

government facility or great