Pamela Hadas Papers 1966-1983.
Biographical / Historical Note
Pamela White Hadas was born in Holland, Michigan and received her
Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degrees from Washington University in St.
Louis. She has published four collections of poetry: Passion of Lilith (1976), Designing Women (1979), In
Light of Genesis (1980) and Beside Herself
(1983) as well as a book of criticism, Marianne Moore: Poet of Affection (1977).
Hadas' poems employ the dramatic voice of monologue and often
function as performance pieces as well as poems. She is recognized for
her skill in developing the voice of historic, unusual women, as
evidenced particularly in Designing Women
and Beside Herself. She has written
plays, a libretto, and has co-translated Chekhov's Three Sisters.