Birth date: 
01/09/1856
Death date: 
12/17/1935
Birth town: 
Country: 
Waverly

Born in the Waverly section of Baltimore, Maryland, she was a school teacher from 1873 to 1918 at the Western High School in Baltimore. During the 1920s, she became a prominent literary figure, receiving critical praise and recognition, in particular from H. L. Mencken, himself from Baltimore.

Her poetry, remarkable for its intensity and concision, has been compared to that of Emily Dickinson. She is probably best remembered for the sonnet "Tears." Her volumes of poetry include A Branch of May (1887), A Handful of Lavender (1891), A Quiet Road (1896), Spicewood (1920), and Selected Poems (1926).

Lizette Woodworth Reese's Works:

A Branch of May (1887)
A Handful of Lavender (1891)
A Quiet Road (1896)
A Wayside Lute (1909)
Spicewood (1921)
Wild Cherry (1923)
The Selected Poems (1926)
Little Henrietta (1927)
Lizette Woodworth Reese: The Pamphlet Poets (1928)
A Victorian Village: Reminiscences of Other Days (1929), illustrated by J. J. Lankes
White April (1930)
The York Road (1931)
Pastures and Other Poems (1933)
The Old House in the Country (1936)
Worleys (1936) story

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A Celtic Maying Song 19 May 2014
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A Chesapeake Marsh 29 November 2013
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A Christmas Folk-Song 30 July 2013
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A Flower of Mullein 29 November 2013
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A Flower Of Mullein 30 July 2013
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A Girl's Mood 29 November 2013
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A Good Deed 19 May 2014
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A Haunting Memory 30 July 2013
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A Holiday 30 July 2013
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A Little Song Of Life 30 July 2013
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