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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Harriet Monroe  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1860 in Chicago, Illinois

Died: 1936 in Arequipa, Peru

-- Harriet Monroe on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Monroe was born in Chicago and was a member of the Eagle's Nest Art Colony in Ogle County, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Harriet Monroe was an influential poet, editor, and publisher. In 1912, she founded "Poetry: A Magazine of Verse". This journal published and promoted many subsequently famous writers and poets incuding Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost, and Carl Sandburg. She was also a member of the Eagle's Nest Art Colony in Ogle County, Illinois. Upon her death, she bequethed her literary legacy to the University of Chicago and these are installed in a special room at Wieboldt Hall, the modern languages building at the university.

Published Works

  • Columbian Ode and Other Poems, Nabu Press, 2010
  • Valeria and Other Poems 1892, Cornell University Press, 2009
  • John Wellborn Root: A Study of His Life and Work, General Books LLC, 2010
  • Five Modern Plays in Verse, BiblioBazaar, 2008
  • Dance of the Seasons, Kessinger Publishing, 2007
  • Poets and Their Art, MacMillan, 1926
  • A Poets Life: Seventy Years in a Changing World, MacMillan, 1938
  • Poet Lore, Nabu Press, 2010

Selected Titles At Your Library


  • Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, 2011.