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May Williams Ward

(1882-1975)

  • Born in Missouri, she grew up in Osawatomie
  • Graduated from the University of Kansas
  • Life magazine published one of her poems in 1921
  • By 1925 she had gained national prominence
  • She was editor of The Harp, a national poetry magazine published in Larned
  • She published seven books during her lifetime

Photo courtesy Special Collections and University Archives, Wichita State University

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