1842–1881

Introduction

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Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 3, 1842, Ma­con, Geor­gia.

Died: Sep­tem­ber 7, 1881, Lynn, North Ca­ro­li­na.

Buried: Green Mount Ce­me­te­ry, Bal­ti­more, Mar­y­land.

Biography

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.

He was al­so an ac­comp­lished con­cert flut­ist, play­ing with the Pea­bo­dy Or­ches­tra in Bal­ti­more.

Works

One of his best known po­ems is Song of the Chat­ta­hoo­chee. His oth­er works in­clude:

Sources

Lyrics