Cale Young Rice
Life and career
He was born in Dixon, Kentucky, to Laban Marchbanks Rice, a Confederate veteran and tobacco merchant, and his wife Martha Lacy. He was a younger brother of Laban Lacy Rice, a noted educator. Cale Rice grew up in Evansville, Indiana, and Louisville, Kentucky. He was educated at Cumberland University and at Harvard (A.B., 1895; A.M., 1896).
He was married to the popular author Alice Hegan Rice; they worked together on several books. The marriage was childless, and Cale committed suicide by gunshot during the night of January 23–24 at his home in Louisville a year after her death due to his sorrow at losing her.
Cale Rice's poems were collected and published in a single volume by his brother, Laban Lacy Rice.
His birthplace in Dixon is designated by Kentucky State Historical Marker 1508, which reads:
"Birthplace of Rice brothers, Cale Young, 1872-1943, noted poet and author; Laban Lacy, 1870-1973, well-known educator and author. Lacy published The Best Poetic Works of Cale Young Rice after Cale's death. Included in famous collection is poem, "The Mystic." Cale married Alice Hegan, also a distinguished Kentucky writer. Home overlooks Memorial Garden." 
- From Dusk to Dusk (1898)
- With Omar (1900)
- Song Surf (1900)
- Nirvana Days (1908)
- Many Gods (1910)
- At the World's Heart (1914)
- Charles di Tocca (1903)
- Yolanda of Cypress (1906)
- A Night in Avignon (1907)
- The Immortal Lure (1911)
- Porzia (1913)
- Collected Plays and Poems (two volumes, 1915)
- John E. Kleber - The Kentucky Encyclopedia
- Lowell Hayes Harrison, A New History of Kentucky (1997), p. 324.
- "PLAYS AND LYRICS.; The Collected Poems of Cale Young Rice -- His Tragedies "Yolanda of Cyprus" and "David."". New York Times. August 11, 1906. Retrieved 2008-08-10.
- Cale Young Rice on Find a Grave
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gilman, D. C.; Thurston, H. T.; Moore, F., eds. (1905). "article name needed". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.
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