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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.

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Titles At Your Library

Ode for the Opening of the World's Fair Held at Chicago, 1892
ISBN: 1147695903

Nabu Press. 2010

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Valeria and Other Poems: -1892
ISBN: 1112288880

Cornell University Library. 2009

Originally published in 1892. This volume from the Cornell University Library's print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan and converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies. All titles scanned cover to cover and pages may include marks notations and other marginalia present in the original volume.

The Passing Show: Five Modern Plays in Verse
ISBN: 0559846258

BiblioBazaar. 2008

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The Dance Of The Seasons
ISBN: 0548500304

Kessinger Publishing, LLC. 2007

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Poets And Their Art
ISBN: 0781266300

Macmillan Company. 1926

Poets Life Seventy Years in a Changing W
ISBN: B000Q01M42



  • Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, 2011.