Author:James Whitcomb Riley

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James Whitcomb Riley

American writer and poet called the "Hoosier poet" and America's "Children's Poet" made a start writing newspaper verse in Hoosier dialect for the Indianapolis Journal in 1875

James Whitcomb Riley




  • The Boss Girl (1885) IA
  • Old-Fashioned Roses (1888)
  • Nye and Riley's Railway Guide (1888) Poems by Riley, prose by Bill Nye IA
  • Pipes o' Pan at Zekesbury (1888) IA
  • Neighborly Poems (1891)
  • The Flying Islands of the Night (1891) IA
  • Green fields and running brooks (1892) IA
  • Poems Here at Home (1893) IA
  • The Days Gone By, and Other Poems (1895) Poems and prose
  • A Tinkle of Bells, and Other Poems (1895) Poems and prose
  • A Child-World (1896) IA
  • Rubáiyát of Doc Sifers (1897) IA
  • The Golden Year (1898) Daily poems
  • Home-Folks (1900) IA
  • The Book of Joyous Children (1902) IA
  • His Pa's Romance (1903) IA
  • Riley Songs O' Cheer (1905) IA
  • While the Heart Beats Young (1906) IA
  • Riley Songs of Summer (1908) IA
  • The Riley Baby Book (1913) Autograph verses (facsimile) IA
  • Riley Songs of Friendship (1915) IA

Works about Riley[edit]

Some or all works by this author were published before January 1, 1928, and are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.

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