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Edgar Lee Masters (1868–1950)

Masters, Edgar Lee. An American poet and lawyer; born at Garnett, KS, Aug. 23, 1868; died in 1950. He came into notice through the publication, in 1915, of ‘Spoon River Anthology,’ a series of satiric village epitaphs, in “free verse,” which had appeared in ‘Reedy’s Mirror.’ Among earlier volumes are: ‘A Book of Verses’ (1898); ‘Maximilian’ (1902); besides other plays and essays. His latest volumes are: ‘The Long Valley’ (1916) and ‘Songs and Satires.