Josephine Preston Peabody


Josephine Preston Peabody

Josephine Preston Peabody (1874? - December 4, 1922) was an American poet and dramatist. She was born in New York and educated at the Girls' Latin School, Boston, and at Radcliffe College.

From 1901 to 1903 she was instructor in English at Wellesley. In 1906 she married Prof. L. S. Marks from Harvard University. The StratfordonAvon prize went to her in 1909 for her drama "The Piper", which was produced in England in 1910; and in America at the New Theatre, New York City, in 1911.

Her other work includes "The Wayfarers: A Book of Verse" (1898); "Fortune and Men's Eyes: New Poems, with a Play" (1900); "The Wings" (1905), a drama; "The Book of the Little Past" (1908); "The Singing Man" (1911), poems; "The Wolf of Gubbio" (1913), and a drama, "New Poems" (1915).

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* January 23, 1916 New York Times: [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9F06E4DF1439E233A25750C2A9679C946796D6CF Free Verse Hampers Poets and Is Undemocratic; Josephine Preston Peabody Says That, Nevertheless, the War Is Making Poetry Less Exclusive and the Imagiste Cult Will Be Swept Away] ---------

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