Emma Lou Warner Thayne (October 22, 1924 – December 6, 2014) was a Mormon poet and novelist, counted as one of the 75 most significant.
Thayne graduated from the University of Utah in 1945. She would later return there to coach tennis and teach English. In the late 1960s, she completed a masters degree at the University of Utah. She was on the faculty over 30 years. In 1949, she married Mel Thayne; they became the parents of five daughters.
Although Thayne worked primarily as a poet, she also wrote novels. Her first novel was Never Past the Gate. She was also a contributor to such magazines as Network, a woman's magazine based in Salt Lake City, Exponent II and Utah Holiday. At age 90, she died in Salt Lake City on December 6, 2014.
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