Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt

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Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt, circa 1897

Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt (August 11, 1836 – December 22, 1919) was an American poet. She sometimes published under the pseudonym Sallie M. Bryan.

Biography[edit]

Sarah Morgan Bryan was born in Lexington, Kentucky to Talbot Nelson Bryan and Mary Spiers. She spent much of her life in Ohio, Washington DC, and Ireland.[1] 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. Sarah Piatt was a prolific and popular poet during her lifetime, associating with prominent literary figures in America and abroad.[2] 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
  • Poems. 1894
  • 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

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, Jess. "Sarah Piatt". Oxford Bibliographies. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  2. ^ Wheelan, Bernadette. "Poets in Exile: The Piatts in the Queenstown Consulate, 1882-93". New Hiberia Review. 17 (1): 81–97. |access-date= requires |url= (help)

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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