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Edith Franklin Wyatt (September 14, 1873 - October 26, 1958) was an American writer and poet. Among her published works are: Every One His Own Way (1901); True Love (1903); Making Both Ends Meets (1911); Great Companions (1917); The Invisible Gods (1923); and The Satyr's Children (1939). The editors of Poetry, Harriet Monroe and Alice Corbin Henderson included in their 1917 selection for The New Poetry: An Anthology poems by Edith Wyatt. According to Adrienne Munich and Melissa Bradshaw, authors of Amy Lowell, American Modern, what connects these poets is their appartenance to the queer sisterhood.
Edith Franklin Wyatt born in Tomah, Wisconsin on September 14, 1873, the daughter of Franklin O. Wyatt (1838–1911) and Marian Lagrange Purdy (1846–1934). She attended Bryn Mawr College from 1891 to 1893, and then spent most of her life writing and living in Chicago. She taught at a private school for 5 years, then became an instructor at Hull House, a settlement house in Chicago. Wyatt's Hull House years were incredibly prolific in terms of her fiction writing and poetry. During the century's first decade while teaching at Hull House and being active in The Little Room, Wyatt produced her best fiction, including poetry, short stories and her first novel. The writer often had her work published in books, magazines and newspapers. Wyatt also concerned herself with matters of social welfare. She believed in the advancement of women in society and the ethical treatment of animals.
Her debut collection, Three Stories of Contemporary Chicago (1900), came to the attention of William Dean Howells, who publicly praised her early writing. She wrote an article for McClure's magazine on the 1909 Cherry Mine fire, which put her in demand during the 1910s as a social commentator and Progressive activist, promoting the causes of working-class women, child laborers, victims of the Eastland pleasure-boat disaster, and suffragists. She was a founding member of the board of Poetry magazine, and 1 of the 3 members of the magazine's earliest advisory committee.
Las Casas. Adventures in a New World, an historical novel based on the life of Bartolome de Las Casas, was completed ca. 1953, but was never published.
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