Reese, Lizette Woodworth

Reese, Lizette Woodworth

(rēs), 1856–1935, American poet, b. Waverly, Md. 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 DickinsonDickinson, Emily,
1830–86, American poet, b. Amherst, Mass. She is widely considered one of the greatest poets in American literature. Her unique, gemlike lyrics are distillations of profound feeling and original intellect that stand outside the mainstream of 19th-century
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. She is probably best remembered for the sonnet "Tears." 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).

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See her autobiographical Victorian Village (1929) and The York Road (1931).

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