Lizette Woodworth Reese

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Lizette Woodworth Reese (January 9, 1856 – December 17, 1935) was an American poet.

Born in the Waverly section of Baltimore, Maryland, she was a school teacher from 1873 to 1918. During the 1920s, she became a prominent literary figure, receiving critical praise and recognition, in particular from H. L. Mencken, himself from Baltimore. She has been cited as an influence on younger women poets and has been compared to Emily Dickinson.[1]

Works[edit]

  • A Branch of May (1887)
  • A Handful of Lavender (1891)
  • A Quiet Road (1896)
  • A Wayside Lute (1909)
  • Spicewood (1921)
  • Wild Cherry (1923)
  • The Selected Poems (1926)
  • Little Henrietta (1927)
  • Lizette Woodworth Reese: The Pamphlet Poets (1928)
  • A Victorian Village: Reminiscences of Other Days (1929), illustrated by J. J. Lankes
  • White April (1930)
  • The York Road (1931)
  • Pastures and Other Poems (1933)
  • The Old House in the Country (1936)
  • Worleys (1936) story

References[edit]

  • Alexander Wirth (1937) Complete Bibliography of Lizette Woodworth Reese

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