first professional woman poet
of the USA.
Immensely prolific, she published more than sixty-five books (didactic, educational, biography, children's, and travel books as well as poetry), and stopped counting at over 2,000 contributions to periodicals, annuals, and gift books. Late in life she commented, I think now with amazement, and almost incredulity, of the number of articles I was induced by the urgency of editors to furnish.
Her very high contemporary reputation has as yet led to no real revival of interest in her work.
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