Who is Sara Teasdale?Was she a popular poet of narrative poems about small town people?

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During her relatively short lifetime, Sara Trevor Teasdale Filsinger (1884-1933) carved out a reputation as one of the finest American poets of the early 20th century. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1918 for her collection of Love Songs (1917), and she was known for a lyrical, romantic style of poetry that was often bittersweet and included the subject of death. Teasdale is often connected with the great American poet Vachel Lindsay; the two were romantically involved before Teasdale married Ernst Filsinger in 1914. Teasdale later divorced Filsinger and reconnected with Lindsay, then a married man. Two years after Lindsay committed suicide, Teasdale followed by taking a fatal overdose of sleeping pills in 1933. One of her most famous poems, "I Shall Not Care", seemingly deals with the subject of suicide.


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