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Lizette Woodworth Reese

Lizette Woodworth Reese (January 9, 1856 - December 17, 1935) was an American poet and teacher. Reese was born in Maryland. She taught English for almost five decades in the schools of Baltimore.[1] She developed, even in her childhood, a strong and vigorous faculty with lyrics. As an adult, her creations were commended by critics in Europe and the United States. In her use of the sonnet, Reese displayed skill and facility of execution. Her sonnet entitled "Tears" was characterized as having a...See more