Lady Speyer by John Singer Sargent, 1907
7 November 1872|
|Died||10 February 1956
|Spouse(s)||Louis Meredith Howland (m. 1894–1902)
Sir Edgar Speyer (m. 1902; died 1932)
Leonora Speyer, Lady Speyer (née von Stosch) (7 November 1872 – 10 February 1956) was an American poet and violinist.
She studied music in Brussels, Paris, and Leipzig, and played the violin professionally under the batons of Arthur Nikisch and Anton Seidl, among others. She first married Louis Meredith Howland in 1894, but they divorced in Paris in 1902. She then married banker Edgar Speyer (later Sir Edgar), of London, where the couple lived until 1915.
Sir Edgar had German ancestry and following anti-German attacks on him that year, they moved to the United States and took up residence in New York, where Speyer began writing poetry. She won the 1927 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for her book of poetry "Fiddler's Farewell".
- "April on the Battlefields", The Second Book of Modern Verse (1919). about.com
- "A Note from the Pipes", The Second Book of Modern Verse (1919). about.com
- "Suddenly", Anthology of Magazine Verse for 1920, Bartleby.com
- "Song", Anthology of Magazine Verse for 1920, Bartleby.com
- "Measure Me Sky", "The Pet" The Bookman Anthology at the Wayback Machine (archived October 28, 2009)
- American Poets, An Anthology Of Contemporary Verse (1923)
- Fiddler's Farewell (1926)
- Slow Wall; poems, new and selected (1939)
- Slow wall; poems, together with Nor without music (1944)
- Hans Trausil (1919). Holy Night; A Yule-Tide Masque. Sunwise Turn.
- Ryan, Laura T. (2007). "Writers born on this day". syracuse.com. Retrieved 2008-09-25.
- "Leonora Speyer, Pulitzer Poet". The New York Times. February 11, 1956. p. 16. Retrieved 2008-11-29.
- "Art Inventories Catalog". Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved 2008-11-30.
- "Miss Enid Howland to Wed J.R. Hewitt". The New York Times. August 13, 1919. p. 11. Retrieved 2008-11-29.
- Barker, Theo (2004). "Speyer, Sir Edgar, baronet (1862–1932)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/36215. Retrieved 2008-09-05.
- Poetry X » Poetry Archives » Leonora Speyer » "Biography"
- Works by or about Leonora Speyer at Internet Archive
- Works by Leonora Speyer at LibriVox (public domain audiobooks)