Who is Edgar Lee Masters

Edgar Lee Masters (August 23, 1868 – March 5, 1950) was an American attorney, poet, biographer, and dramatist. He is the author of Spoon River Anthology, The New Star Chamber and Other Essays, Songs and Satires, The Great Valley, The Serpent in the Wilderness, An Obscure Tale, The Spleen, Mark Twain: A Portrait, Lincoln: The Man, and Illinois Poems. In all, Masters published twelve plays, twenty-one books of poetry, six novels and six biographies, including those of Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Vachel Lindsay, and Walt Whitman.

Life and career

Born in Garnett, Kansas, to attorney Hardin Wallace Masters and Emma Jerusha Dexter, his father had briefly moved to set up a law practice, then soon moved back to his paternal grandparents' farm near Petersburg in Menard ...
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Edgar Lee Masters Poems

  • Draw The Sword, O Republic!
    By the blue sky of a clear vision,
    And by the white light of a great illumination,
    And by the blood-red of brotherhood,
    Draw the sword, O Republic! ...
  • The Coroner
    Merival, of a mother fair and good,
    A father sound in body and in mind,
    Rich through three thousand acres left to him
    By that same father dying, mother dead ...
  • Soul's Desire
    Her soul is like a wolf that stands
    Where sunlight falls between the trees
    Of a sparse forest's leafless edge,
    When Spring's first magic moveth these. ...
  • Sir Galahad
    I met Hosea Job on Randolph Street
    Who said to me: "I'm going for the train,
    I want you with me."
    ...
  • Henry Baker, At New York
    One partner may consult another - James,
    Here is a matter you must help me with,
    It's coming to a head.
    ...
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Soul 138 Life 113 Thought 97 Face 93 Great 88 Good 75 Place 75 River 71 Earth 69 Head 69


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