Sara Teasdale - Bellefontaine Cemetery - St. Louis, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 41.433 W 090° 13.688
15S E 741083 N 4286084
Quick Description: Grave of American poet and first recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, located in Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 1/17/2009 7:12:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM5K9D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
"Sara Teasdale (August 8, 1884 – January 29, 1933), was an American lyrical poet. She was born Sarah Trevor Teasdale in St. Louis, Missouri.

Throughout her life, Teasdale suffered poor health and it was only at age 9 that she was well enough to begin school. In 1898 she went to Mary Institute and to Hosmer Hall in 1899 where she finished in 1903.

In 1913 Teasdale fell in love with poet Vachel Lindsay. He wrote her daily love letters, but nevertheless she married Ernst Filsinger in 1914 when she was 30. Teasdale and Lindsay remained friends throughout their lives.

In 1918, her poetry collection Love Songs won three awards: the Columbia University Poetry Society prize, the 1918 Pulitzer Prize for poetry and the annual prize of the Poetry Society of America.

Teasdale was a product of her upbringing, and was never able to experience the passion that she expressed in her poetry. She was not happy in her marriage, becoming divorced in 1929. In 1933, she committed suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills. Her friend Lindsay had committed suicide two years earlier." - Wikipedia
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