Elizabeth Madox Roberts
Elizabeth Madox Roberts (October 30, 1881 - March 13, 1941) was a Kentucky novelist and poet, primarily known for her novels and stories about the Kentucky mountain people, including The Time of Man (1926), The Great Meadow (1930) and A Buried Treasure (1931). All of her writings are characterized by her distinct, rhythmic prose. While she was a major influence on Robert Penn Warren and a contemporary of the Southern Renaissance writers, Roberts has been neglected in recent years of critical attention.
Born in Perryville, Kentucky, on October 30, 1881, Roberts grew up and spent most of her adult life in nearby Springfield, Kentucky. She was the second of eight children born to ... more »
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- The Woodpecker
- The Rabbit
- Milking Time
- The Hens
- A Little Wind
- The Butterbean Tent
- Strange Tree
- A Beautiful Lady
- A Child Asleep
- Father's Story
- Dick And Will
- Crescent Moon
- Christmas Morning
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''I never could have thought of it,Elizabeth Madox Roberts (1880-1941), U.S. poet. Firefly (l. 4-6). . . New Treasury of Children's Poetry, A; Old Favorites and New Discoveries. Joa...
To have a little bug all lit
And made to go on wings.''
''And then I ran to get away,Elizabeth Madox Roberts (1880-1941), U.S. poet. Strange Tree (l. 13-15). . . Book of Nature Poems, A. William Cole, comp. (1969) The Viking Press....
But when I stopped and turned to see,
The tree was bending to the side
And leaning out to look at me.''
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