Other literary forms

(Poets and Poetry in America)

Although primarily a poet, Lizette Woodworth Reese published at least fourteen short stories, which appeared in various literary magazines, including Harper’s, Lippincott’s, and Outlook. Five of these fictional pieces are reprinted in her semiautobiographical work The York Road (1931). In A Victorian Village: Reminiscences of Other Days (1929), Reese reminisces about her girlhood in and around Waverly, a hamlet on the outskirts of Baltimore. Reese’s only other major work is the unfinished Worleys (1936), a fictional piece published after her death. She also wrote a few essays on teaching and published several magazine poems that were not included in any of her books.