Edith Matilda Thomas
Edith Matilda Thomas was an American poet who "was one of the first poets to capture successfully the excitement of the modern city."
Born in Chatham Center, Ohio, Edith Thomas was educated at the normal school of Geneva, Ohio, and attended Oberlin College (though she had to drop out). She taught school for two years, and then became a typesetter.
She began writing early for the local newspapers, then was encouraged by author Helen Hunt Jackson to send verse to more important periodicals. She "gained national attention with her poetry.... Scribner's, The Atlantic Monthly, The Century and other prominent magazines published her poems." Jackson's ... more »
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- "Frost To-Night"
- Winter Sleep
- The Inverted Torch
- The Red Cross Nurse
- The Masquerade of Time
- Black Flag!
- Nature and Man
- The War Of Bread
- Ride, Vigilantes!
- The Mother Who Died Too
- The Blessed Present
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