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Biography of Lizette Woodworth Reese

Lizette Woodworth Reese, image courtesy of Photographed by Emily Spencer Hayden

Lizette Woodworth Reese (1856 - 1935)

Lizette Woodworth Reese, 1856 -1935, was an American poet. She taught school for 45 years, 21 of them at the Western High School in 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 “Years.” 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).



6 Poems written by Lizette Woodworth Reese

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A rhyme of good Death's inn! Comments and analysis of A Rhyme of Death's Inn by Lizette Woodworth Reese 2 Comments
Love came back at fall o' dew,
Oh, gray and tender is the rain,
Such special sweetness was about
The spicewood burns along the gray, spent sky,
When I consider Life and its few years -- Comments and analysis of Tears by Lizette Woodworth Reese 1 Comment


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