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Sara Teasdale


Early twentieth-century lyric poet who published her well-known poetry collection, Rivers to the ocean, in 1915. The initial female receiver of the Pulitzer Award for poetry, she received the honor for the 1917 collection entitled Like Songs. She released her initial poetry collection in 1907, at age twenty-three. Her 1915 function, Rivers to the ocean, contains a well-known poem entitled “I WILL Not Treatment.” She was created in St. Louis, Missouri. She wedded Ernst Filsinger in 1914; the few afterwards divorced. She was a pal and one-time fan of poet Vachel Lindsay. Tragically, both she and Lindsay dedicated suicide (2 yrs apart).

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Full Name Sara Teasdale
Date Of Birth August 8, 1884
Place Of Birth St. Louis, MO
Profession Poet
Education Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School
Nationality American
Parents John Warren Teasdale, Mary Elizabeth Teasdale
Siblings John Warren Teasdale, Jr., George Willard Teasdale, Mary Teasdale Wheless
Awards Pulitzer Prize Special Citations and Awards
Star Sign Leo

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