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Sara Teasdale
Birth: Aug. 8, 1884
Death: Jan. 29, 1933

Poet. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, she was a lyrical verse writer noted for winning the first Columbia Poetry Prize in 1918, a prize that would later be renamed the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Her first published poem appeared in the St. Louis, Missouri, weekly paper the "Reedy's Mirror" in May 1907 and later that year she published her first book of verse, "Sonnets to Duse and Other Poems". Her third collection of poems, "Rivers to the Sea" was published in 1915 and she won the annual prize of the Poetry Society of America for "Love Songs" in 1917. Her other noted works included "Flame and Shadow" (1920), "Rainbow Gold For Children" (1922), "Dark of the Moon" (1926) and "Stars to the Night" (1930). In frail health with pneumonia, she took her own life with an overdose of barbiturates at age 48 in New York City. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Warren Teasdale (1838 - 1921)
  Mary Elizabeth Willard Teasdale (1843 - 1924)
 
 Spouse:
  Ernst B. Filsinger (1880 - 1937)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Willard Teasdale Wheless (1867 - 1956)*
  John Warren Teasdale (1870 - 1917)*
  Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bellefontaine Cemetery
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Plot: Block 66, Lot 2693
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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"God wove a web of loveliness, of clouds and stars and birds / But made not anything at all so beautiful as words."...RIP dear Sara, your words are still bringing beauty to us.
- glenda
 Added: Apr. 2, 2014
What can I say to the old desire, / What shall I do with the joy in me / That is born out of agony? ~RIP ST~ xoxo your friend, Jenny
- AngelSeeker
 Added: Apr. 1, 2014
In memoriam, from your Baha'i descendant.As an aside, it would be wonderful if this page could be linked to that of George Willard Teasdale.
- Valerie Smith
 Added: Feb. 1, 2014
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