Penelope Reedy

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Although born and raised in the Puget Sound area of Washington State, Penelope (Croner) Reedy is the great-granddaughter of Camas County pioneers. Her love of Idaho began with her father’s (Ralph Warner Croner) stories about his life growing up in Fairfield, Idaho.

Penelope lived in NYC for a few years during the turbulent 1960s, then returned to the West where she met and married Idaho farmer/rancher, Jim Reedy and raised four children. When the marriage ended, she finished a bachelors degree at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and then attended Idaho State University where she earned a masters degree in English.

She is the founder, editor, publisher of The Redneck Review of Literature (1975-1995) which is archived at Boise State University Library. Her columns and poems have appeared in a variety of publications over the years.

She recently retired from teaching English at Idaho State University and spends her days weaving kitchen towels and tablecloths on a handmade floor loom rescued from her “hippie, back to the land” days in Camas County.

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