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Edgar Lee Masters

Edgar Lee MastersBorn: 23-Aug-1869
Birthplace: Garnett, KS
Died: 5-Mar-1950
Location of death: Philadelphia, PA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Oakland Cemetery, Petersburg, IL

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Spoon River Anthology

Law partner of Clarence Darrow, from 1903-08.

Father: Hardin Wallace Masters (lawyer, d. 1928)
Mother: Emma J. Dexter
Brother: Alexander (d. 1878 diptheria)
Wife: Helen Jenkins (m. 21-Jun-1898, separated 1917, div. 1923, one son, two daughters)
Son: Hardin Masters (b. 1899)
Daughter: Madeline
Daughter: Marcia
Mistress: Tennessee Mitchell (extramarital affair 1909-11)
Wife: Ellen Coyne (m. 1926)

    High School: Lewiston High School, Lewiston, IL (1886)
    University: Knox College (one year)

    Lost Child Custody

Author of books:
A Book of Verses (1898, poetry)
Maximilian: A Play (1902, drama)
The New Star Chamber and Other Essays (1904, essays)
The Blood of the Prophets (1905)
Althea: A Play (1907, drama)
The Trifler: A Play (1908, drama)
Songs and Sonnets (1910, poetry)
Eileen: A Play (1910, drama)
The Bread of Idleness: A Play (1910, drama)
Spoon River Anthology (1915, poetry)
Songs and Satires (1916, poetry)
The Great Valley (1916)
Toward the Gulf (1918)
Starved Rock (1919)
Mitch Miller (1920, novel)
Domesday Book (1920)
The Open Sea (1921)
Children of the Market Place (1922)
Skeeters Kirby (1923, novel)
The Nuptial Flight (1923, novel)
The New Spoon River (1924, poetry)
Selected Poems (1925, poetry)
Lee: A Dramatic Poem (1926, poetry)
Kit O'Brien (1927, novel)
Levy Mayer and the New Industrial Era (1927)
Jack Kelso: A Dramatic Poem (1928, poetry)
The Fate of the Jury: An Epilogue to Domesday Book (1929)
Lichee Nuts (1930, poetry)
Gettysburg, Manila, Acoma (1930)
Lincoln: The Man (1931, biography)
Godbey: A Dramatic Poem (1931)
The Serpent in the Wilderness (1933, poetry)
The Tale of Chicago (1933, history)
Dramatic Dialogues: Four Short Plays (1934, drama)
Richmond: A Dramatic Poem (1934, poetry)
Invisible Landscapes (1935, poetry)
Vachel Lindsay: A Poet in America (1935, biography)
Poems of People (1936, poetry)
Across Spoon River: An Autobiography (1936, memoir)
The Golden Fleece of California (1936)
Whitman (1937, biography)
The Tide of Time (1937, novel)
The New World (1937, poetry)
Mark Twain: A Portrait (1938, biography)
More People (1939, poetry)
Illinois Poems (1941, poetry)
The Sangamon (1942, nonfiction)



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