The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Monroe, Harriet

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MONROE, Harriet, American author: b. Chicago, Ill., 23 Dec. 1860. She was graduated from the Visitation Academy, Georgetown, D.C., in 1879 and has since devoted herself to literature. In 1889 she wrote the text of the cantata given at the opening of the Chicago Auditorium and in 1891 wrote by request of the committee the ‘Columbian Ode’ which was sung at the dedicatory ceremonies at the World's Columbian Exposition in 1892. She has published ‘Valeria and Other Poems’ (1892); ‘John Wilborn Root — a Memoir’ (1896); ‘The Passing Show — Five Modern Plays in Verse’ (1903); ‘The Dance of the Seasons’ (1911); ‘You and I — Poems’ (1914). In 1912 she established and became editor of Poetry, a magazine of verse.