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Selected Poetry of Adelaide Crapsey (1878-1914)

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
© 2004, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

  1. Amaze
  2. Grain Field
  3. The Lonely Death
  4. Niagara
  5. November Night
  6. The Properly Scholarly Attitude
  7. Release
  8. To The Dead in the Graveyard Underneath My Window
  9. Trapped
  10. Triad

Notes on Life and Works

Adelaide Crapsey taught at Kemper Hall (1902-04), Miss Lowe's Preparatory School, Stamford, Conn. (1906-08), and Smith College (1911-12). She invented the quintain and died much too young for one with such astonishing skill as a poet.

Biographical information

Given name: Adelaide
Family name: Crapsey
Birth date: 9 September 1878
Death date: 8 October 1914
Nationality: American
          Kemper Hall, Kenosha, Wisconsin: 1893 to 1897
          Vassar College, New York: 1897 to 1901
          School of Archaeology, Rome: 1904
Occupation: Teacher
          Rochester, New York
          Saranac Lake, New York
          Stamford, Connecticut
Cause of death: Tuberculosis
Buried at: Mount Hope Cemetary, Rochester
First RPO edition: 2004