Guide to Authors T - Y

SARA TEASDALE (1884-1933) was an American poet. In 1918 she won a special Pulitzer Prize for one of her poetry collections, the first Pulitzer Prize ever awarded for a book of poetry.

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ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON (1809-1892) was an English poet. He holds the record for the longest tenure as the United Kingdom's Poet Laureate, having held the position from 1850 until his death in 1892.

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WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY (1811-1863) He is known today primarily for his novel Vanity Fair, but his works were almost as popular as those of Charles Dickens in his own time.

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ERNEST LAWRENCE THAYER (1863-1940) was an American writer. His poem "Casey at the Bat" is the most famous poem ever written about baseball and one of the best-known American poems.

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EDITH M. THOMAS (1854-1925) was an American poet. Her poetry appeared in major literary magazines to national acclaim, thanks in part to attention from fellow poet Helen Hunt Jackson.

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PHILIP EDWARD THOMAS (1878-1917) was a British writer. He began his career as a literary critic and book reviewer before becoming a poet, and was close friends with fellow poets W. H. Davies and Robert Frost.

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MARSHALL PUTNAM THOMPSON was an American writer active in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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CHARLES TENNYSON TURNER (1808-1879) was an English poet. He was an elder brother of the poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson, who was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom for much of Queen Victoria's reign.

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HENRY VAN DYKE (1852-1933) was an American writer. He wrote numerous short stories as well as poetry and taught at Princeton University and the University of Paris.

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WALT WHITMAN (1819-1892) was an American poet. He is considered one of the most important American poets and is often called "the father of free verse" because of his innovations in poetic structure.

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JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER (1807-1892) was an American poet. He is considered one of the Fireside Poets, a group of 19th-century American poets that includes Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

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PELHAM GRENVILLE WODEHOUSE (1881-1975) was an English writer. He is best known for his humorous works featuring Bertie Wooster and the valet Jeeves, and those set at Blandings Castle.

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WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS (1865-1939) was an Irish poet. He was a key figure in the Irish Literary Revival and in 1923 became the first Irish writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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