Talk:Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Early stuff[edit]

I don't know what the general convention for formatting poems is, but I think that having them in italic makes at least this page more legible. Revert if necessary. Zocky 01:21, 11 May 2005 (UTC)

I have a book by Ella Wheeler Wilcox entitled "Picked Poems" copyright 1912 byW.B. Conkey Company, Chicago. These are selected poems from her earlier works. I believe this book has been omitted from the list. Claudette.johns 19:05, 20 January 2007 (UTC)claudette.johns

Suggestion for an external link.[edit]

Hi,

I am suggesting a very relevant (not spam) external link to a website containing many (hundreds) of poems of Ella Wheeler Wilcox. These are complete poems, freely accessible, and this site is very quick and easily navigable, indexing poems using titles, first lines, and last lines. The URL is:

http://www.litscape.com/indexes/Ella_Wheeler_Wilcox/Titles.html

Thanks, Companyofwolves 19:47, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

Added New Thought text and cat tag[edit]

I have added material on Wilcox's relationship to Elizabeth Towne and the New Thought Movement; i hope this does not rock any poetic boats. cat Catherineyronwode 12:54, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Positivism?[edit]

Her works, filled with positivism, were popular in the New Thought Movement .....

Is Positivism actually the right word for what her works were filled with? Is this a word-choice error for "optimism" or something along those lines? --Jim Henry (talk) 04:21, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Among people who loved Ella Wheeler Wilcox[edit]

In his Speak, Memory, Vladimir Nabokov (of course, a literary snob if there ever was one) notes that that she was "a tremendous hit with the [Russian] empress and her ladies-in-waiting." (on p. 225 of the Vintage Books edition) Svato (talk) 20:41, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

Year of Birth[edit]

I changed the year of her birth from the oft seen 1855 to the correct 1850. In her later years Ella often gave her year of birth as 1855 to cut 5 years off her age so as to seem younger than she actually was. The best proof is the 1860 US Census for Westport, Dane County, Wisconsin in which she is listed as age 9 in her father's, Marcus Wheeler's, household. Rich Edwards, The Ella Wheeler Wilcox Society —Preceding undated comment added 17:00, 2 June 2010 (UTC).

Proposed merge with Solitude (poem)[edit]

The Solitude (poem) article is potentially a perma-stub. I'm not sure how much information one can gather about a very old poem. I dream of horses (T) @ 23:11, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Redirected. It's possible to get sources about old poems, but it makes more sense to cover it here and expand out summary style when necessary. czar  01:31, 2 February 2014 (UTC)