Karle Wilson Baker

(1878 - 1960 / United States)

Karle Wilson Baker
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an American poet and author, born in Little Rock, Ark. to Kate Florence Montgomery Wilson and William Thomas Murphey Wilson. Educated at the University of Chicago, she studied under poet William Vaughn Moody and novelist Robert Herrick, and later went on to write her own poems and novels. In spite of the frequent mordant bits, her poems have visions of real beauty.

When Dr. Birdwell convinced Karle Wilson Baker to teach Contemporary Poetry for the summer sessions in 1924, he added to his faculty Texas' most prestigious poet. No other faculty member had the national recognition which she enjoyed; indeed, no other college or university in Texas could boast a poet of such acclaim. By... more »

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  • Oone Tattered Oone Tattered(4/8/2014 5:53:00 AM)

    Within the Alamo, good historic poem, brought to mind all those war worn souls...

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  • Pat Grapes(7/18/2006 3:42:00 PM)

    Hi, I'm looking for: Excerpt from 'Listen To Love' by Karie Wilson Baker. I can't seem to fine it. please help. thank you Pat

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Best Poem of Karle Wilson Baker

Let Me Grow Lovely

Let me grow lovely, growing old--
So many fine things do:
Laces, and ivory, and gold,
And silks need not be new;
And there is healing in old trees,
Old streets a glamour hold;
Why may not I, as well as these,
Grow lovely, growing old?

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