Nineteenth-century American poet and writer from the Transcendentalist and Spiritualist actions. She released an 1853 poetry collection entitled Hours of Lifestyle. In her early adulthood, she became associated with spiritualism as well as the occult and kept weekend seances at her house. She became thinking about the ideals of transcendentalism after participating in a Boston lecture distributed by Ralph Waldo Emerson. She was raised in Providence, Rhode Isle. At age group twenty-five, she wedded writer and editor John Winslow Whitman. Following loss of life of her hubby, she had an enchanting romantic relationship with poet Edgar Allan Poe that eventually led to a damaged engagement.