Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt, circa 1897
Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt (August 11, 1836 – December 22, 1919) was an American poet.
Biography [ edit ]
Sarah Morgan Bryan was born in
Lexington, Kentucky to Talbot Nelson Bryan and Mary Spiers. On June 18, 1861 she married John James Piatt, also a poet, as well as a federal employee who eventually served as an American Consul in Ireland. During her career, she published some 450 poems across fifteen volumes and in leading periodicals of the day. She died in Caldwell, New Jersey.
Literary works [ edit ]
A Woman's Poems. 1871
A Voyage to the Fortunate Isles. 1874
That New World, & Other Poems. 1877
Poems in Company with Children. 1877
Dramatic Persons and Moods, With Other New Poems. 1880
A Book About Baby. And Other Poems in Company with Children. 1882
An Irish Garland. 1885
In Primrose Time: a new Irish garland. 1886
Mrs. Piatt's Select Poems. A Voyage to the Fortunate Isles and Other Poems. 1886
Child's-World Ballads: Three Little Emigrants, a Romance of Cork Harbour, 1884, Etc. 1887
The Witch in the Glass, Etc. 1888
An Irish Wild-Flower, Etc. 1891
An Enchanted Castle, and Other Poems: Pictures, Portraits and People in Ireland. 1893
Complete Poems 1894
Palace-Burner: The Selected Poetry of Sarah Piatt. Ed. Paula Bernat Bennett. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2001.
Works in collaboration with her husband
The Nests at Washington And Other Poems. 1864
The Children Out-of-Doors A Book of Verses, by Two in One House. 1885
Works in collaboration with her husband and
William Dean Howells
The Hesperian Tree: An Annual of the Ohio Valley, 1903. 1903
Further reading [ edit ]
Matthew Giordano, "'A Lesson from' the Magazines: Sarah Piatt and the Postbellum Periodical Poet,"
American Periodicals, vol. 16, no. 1 (2006), pp. 23–51. In JSTOR "Piatt, Sarah Morgan (Bryan)" in
American Authors 1600-1900. New York: H. W. Wilson Company, 1938.
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