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Selected Poetry of Aline Kilmer (1888-1941)

from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

  1. Violin Song

Notes on Life and Works

Aline Murray Kilmer was born August 1, 1888, in Norfolk, Virginia, educated at Rutgers Prep School and the Vail-Deane School in Elizabeth, New Jersey. She and the poet Joyce Kilmer married in 1908. Candles That Burn (New York: George H. Doran, 1919), was her first volume of verse. Vigils followed in 1921, and The Poor King's Daughter and Other Poems in 1925. Selected Poems appeared in 1929. Her Hunting a Hair Shirt and Other Spiritual Adventures, prose essays, came out in 1923. Widowed by Joyce's death in 1918 at the end of the war, she died on October 1, 1941, in Stillwater, New Jersey.

Biographical information

Given name: Aline
Family name: Kilmer
Maiden name: Murray
Birth date: 1 August 1888
Death date: 1 October 1941
Family relations
          husband: Joyce Kilmer (poet)
          Vaile Deane School, Elizabeth, New York
          Rutgers Prep School
Religion: Roman Catholic
Literary period: modern
          Larchmont, New York
          Stillwater, New Jersey to 1941
          Norfolk, Virginia: 1888
First RPO edition: 2003