Grace Conkling

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Grace Conkling

Grace Walcott Hazard Conkling (February 7, 1878 – November 15, 1958) was an American author, born in New York City, educated at Smith College and abroad. In 1914, she went to Smith to teach English. Her collected volumes of verse included:

  • Afternoons of April (1915)
  • Wilderness Songs (1920)

She attracted wide attention as the teacher of her little daughter, Hilda Conkling, whose Poems by a Little Girl (1920) displayed great ability at an early age. Grace copied down her daughter's poems as they were spoken, which is the only record that exists of Hilda's work.