August 8, 1884 - January 29, 1933
Sara Teasdale was an American lyric poet and a leading member of the Modernist movement. Born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1884, she was raised in a middle-class family and developed a love for poetry at a young age. Teasdale published her first collection of poems, "Sonnets to Duse and Other Poems," in 1907, and went on to publish several more volumes of poetry, including "Rivers to the Sea" (1915) and "Love Songs" (1917). Her work was known for its musicality, intense emotion, and powerful imagery. Teasdale was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1918 for her collection "Love Songs." She committed suicide in 1933, at the age of 48. Despite her relatively short life and career, Teasdale's work has been widely celebrated as some of the most beautiful and moving poetry of the 20th century.