Hester Sigerson Piatt
Hester Sigerson Piatt
Anna Hester Sigerson
13 June 1870
Rathmines, County Dublin, Ireland
|Died||16 June 1939 (aged 69)|
Piatt was born Anna Hester Sigerson, known to family as Hetty, in Dublin to Hester Varian and George Sigerson. Her father was a doctor, poet and senator, her mother was also a writer as was her sister Dora Sigerson Shorter. In about 1900 Piatt married the American Vice and Deputy Consul in Ireland, Arthur Donn Piatt. They had two children, Eibhlín Piatt Humphreys and Donn Sigerson Piatt. Her husband died in Ireland in 1914 aged 47. Piatt stayed in Ireland living in her father's house. She was a member of Cumann na mBan and covered topics like the Charles Kickham Memoir in her writings.
Piatt worked on the Weekly Freeman, taking over as "Uncle Remus" from Rose Kavanagh, a job which earned her a pound a week. She also wrote for the Lyceum, Irish Fireside and The Weekly Register as well as contributing to other American and English journals. Her poetry was published in Yeats's Irish anthology and Padraic Colum’s anthology of Irish verse.
She is buried in Glasnevin cemetery with her husband.
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- The golden quest : and other stories
- In a poet's garden
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