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Kit Goldpaugh





Kit Goldpaugh is a lifelong closet writer.  In high school, when she was advice columnist “Prudence” in the school paper, Kit told her mother that she planned to be a professional writer.  Perhaps she should have consulted Prudence first because her mother drew on her Camel unfiltered and said “Get your teaching license.  Someday if your husband gets laid off, you can substitute teach.”  She did, he did, she did. During the years of substitute teaching, Kit wrote hilarious notes to teachers about the extraordinary intelligence, cooperation and respect their classes showed in their absence which she wishes that she’d saved. Notes everywhere, just like Emily Dickinson.


Prior to being in the Hudson Valley Women Writing Group, she wrote for Contact, her teachers’ union rag.  Mrs. Goldpaugh taught for over 30 years full time, twenty-five of them in middle school.  Now retired, Kit lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband, affectionately known as “the professor” in a nest empty of four grown sons.


Selected Writings:




Thoughts of a Dying Woman


Under the Couch