Adelaide Crapsey

Adelaide Crapsey
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Adelaide Crapsey (September 9, 1878 – October 8, 1914) was an American poet. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she was raised in Rochester, New York, daughter of Episcopal priest Algernon Sidney Crapsey, who had been transferred from New York City to Rochester, and Adelaide T. Crapsey.

She attended public school in Rochester, and then Kemper Hall, an Episcopal girls' preparatory school in Kenosha, Wisconsin, before entering Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, where she was class poet for three years and editor-in-chief of the Vassarion in 1901, the year she graduated.

That same year her sister Emily died, and Adelaide delayed starting her teaching career for a year. In ... more »

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  • Rebecca Lyle Rebecca Lyle(11/14/2018 3:45:00 PM)

    I just read Doom, it is sensational

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  • Corbin Garza(1/18/2005 4:11:00 PM)

    give me a peace poem

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Best Poem of Adelaide Crapsey


Sun and wind and beat of sea,
Great lands stretching endlessly…
Where be bonds to bind the free?
All the world was made for me!

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