Grace Fallow Norton (1348 words)

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Grace Fallow Norton (1876-1962) was an American poet whose work came to prominence in the 1910s. Although presented in superficially conservative forms and patterns of verse, her work shows a willingness to engage with disturbing, challenging subjects, including grief, war, politics and psychological violence. Her work has long been neglected, although she is now becoming more widely known for the series of poems which she wrote at the opening of the First World War, and which appear in her collection Roads (1916).

Norton was born and grew up in Northfield, Minnesota. Her mother, Catherine Rich, was the widow of John Albert Scriver, who owned the First National Bank of Northfield —the building famously and fatally …

Hutchison, Hazel McNair. "Grace Fallow Norton". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 August 2013
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  1. World War 1 Literature