Where can I find any biography information on who is Louise Driscoll?I can find some poems by her, but absolutely no other information. Please help!

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M.P. Ossa eNotes educator| Certified Educator

There really is not much but what I was able to dig out, and I hope this helps a bit.

Ms. Louise Driscoll is an American poet from New York, born in the town of Poughkeepsie. She is of Irish descent. She was born in 1875 and died in 1957! Says in her bio that she went to the NY public school system, and that "Metal Checks" (about the war) was the poem that brought her to fame. She was a contributor to Harpers Magazine.

mstokes | Student

Louise Driscoll



Born in Poughkeepsie, educated by private teachers and in the public schools of Catskill, N.Y. Miss Driscoll first attracted attention by a poem called "Metal Checks" which received a prize of $100 offered by 'Poetry: A Magazine of Verse', for the best poem on the European War.


From then Louise Driscoll was a constant contributor to the best magazines, but, to my knowledge a collection of her verse was never published. You will find poems at

www.poemhunter.com and possibly at some other poetry sites.

I have checked www.bartleby.comand I did not find any additional information at Brittanica online. Sorry, hope this is enough.

cymbeline | Student

Louise Driscoll published a selection of poems called Garden's Grace (Macmillan, 1929).


It looks like you picked up her death date from Poemhunter - do you feel that to be a reputable source?

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