1842–1881
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Feb­ru­a­ry 3, 1842, Macon, Geor­gia.

Sep­tem­ber 7, 1881, Lynn, North Carolina.

Green Mount Ce­me­te­ry, Baltimore, Maryland.

Lanier, the poet laureate of Georgia, earned his degree from Oglethorpe College in Atlanta. In 1879, he was appointed lecturer on English literature at Johns Hopkins Un­i­ver­si­ty in Baltimore, Maryland. One of his best known poems is Song of the Chattahoochee. He was also an accomplished concert flutist, playing with the Peabody Orchestra in Baltimore. His works in­clude:

  1. Into the Woods