Elinor Wylie

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Birthday
7, 1885
Birthplace
Somerville, NJ
DEATH DATE
Dec 16, 1928 (43)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
7, 1885
Birthplace
Somerville, NJ
DEATH DATE
Dec 16, 1928 (43)

About

New Jersey-born poet and author who is remembered for such sensual poetry collections as Angels and Earthly Creatures and Nets to Catch the Wind. Her novels include The Venetian Glass Nephew and The Orphan Angel.

Before Fame

She attended the Holton-Arms School, a prestigious Maryland preparatory academy.

Trivia

She worked briefly during the 1920s as the poetry editor of Vanity Fair.

Family Life

She had a series of marriages and high profile affairs and finally wed Pulitzer Prize-winning poet William Rose Benet in 1923.

Associated With

She was influenced by the work of John Donne.