Tuesday, 16 July 2019

834) Sara Teasdale

Sara Teasdale (1884 – 1933). American lyric poet. She was born Sarah Trevor Teasdale and used the name Sara Teasdale Filsinger after her marriage in 1914.
In 1918 she won a Special Pulitzer for Letters for her 1917 poetry collection Love Songs, which is now considered the earliest Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (inaugurated 1922).
She died by suicide in 1933, overdosing on sleeping pills.

- "Frail, of middle height, shy and intense, with large brown eyes, auburn hair and a mischievous sense of humor, Sara Teasdale made many friends among the literati."  https://books.google.it/books…

- "Her hair has been described variously as auburn and sandy, but a lock of it, preserved, is a light reddish-brown with glinting highlights of red and gold. 'It isn't a very aggressive color' she wrote to John Myers O'Hara, 'in fact it looks almost brown sometimes, tho' it flames very much in the sunlight; and - I'm afraid there's no denying it - it is surely red'."  https://books.google.it/books…

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