Harriet Monroe Biography

Critic (1860–1936)
American art critic Harriet Monroe founded Poetry magazine, which helped launch the careers of many popular poets, in 1912.


Born in Chicago in 1860, art and drama critic Harriet Monroe is best known for founding Poetry magazine. The open-minded publication helped launch the careers of many poets, including Gwendolyn Brooks and John Ashbery.

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