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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Harriet Monroe  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT C:YA Poetry

Born: 1860 in Chicago, Illinois

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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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Awards

-- *Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, 2011.