Author Profiles

Frances Harper
Born: September 24, 1825, Maryland
Died: February 22, 1911
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was an African-American abolitionist, poet and author. Born free in Baltimore, Maryland, she had a long and prolific career, publishing her first book of poetry at age 20. Wikipedia

Christina Rossetti
Born: December 5, 1830, London
Died: December 29, 1894, London
Siblings: Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Michael Rossetti, Maria Francesca Rossetti
Parents: Frances Polidori, Gabriele Rossetti
Christina Georgina Rossetti was an English poet who wrote a variety of romantic, devotional, and children’s poems. Wikipedia

Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Born: November 5, 1850, Janesville
Died: October 30, 1919
Books: Whatever is, is best, Maurine and Other Poems, More
Ella Wheeler Wilcox was an American author and poet. Her best-known work was Poems of Passion. Her most enduring work was ” Solitude”, which contains the lines: “Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone”. Wikipedia