Sara Teasdale

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Birthday
8, 1884
Birthplace
St. Louis, MO
Death Date
Jan 29, 1933 (48)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
8, 1884
Birthplace
St. Louis, MO
Death Date
Jan 29, 1933 (48)

About

Early twentieth-century lyric poet who published her well-known poetry collection, Rivers to the Sea, in 1915. The first female recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, she received the honor for a 1917 collection entitled Love Songs.

Before Fame

She published her first poetry collection in 1907, at the age of twenty-three.

Trivia

Her 1915 work, Rivers to the Sea, contains a famous poem entitled "I Shall Not Care."

Family Life

She was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She married Ernst Filsinger in 1914; the couple later divorced.

Associated With

She was a friend and one-time lover of poet Vachel Lindsay. Tragically, both she and Lindsay committed suicide (two years apart).