Harriet Monroe

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Birthday
23, 1860
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Sep 26, 1936 (75)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
23, 1860
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Sep 26, 1936 (75)

About

Founder, publisher, and editor of Poetry, an influential literary magazine. Also a poet, she published collections such as Valeria and Dance of the Seasons.

Before Fame

She grew up in Chicago and became interested in poetry at a young age. In her youth, she corresponded with Robert Louis Stevenson and other notable authors.

Trivia

She died of a cerebral hemorrhage while preparing to climb Peru's Macchu Picchu.

Family Life

Her autobiography, A Poet's Life: Seventy Years in a Changing World, recounts her childhood love for the literary works contained in her lawyer father's home library.

Associated With

Her magazine Poetry launched the careers of many famous English and American writers, including T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound.

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