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Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn

Born: Feb 4, 1876

Death: Jan 1, 1959

Birthplace: Norfolk

Nationality: United States

Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn

Date of Birth : Feb 4, 1876
Date of Death : Jan 1, 1959
Birth Place : Norfolk

Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn was a poet associated with the American Naturalist literary movement. Born in Norfolk, Virginia, Cleghorn spent much of her early childhood in Minnesota and Wisconsin before moving to Vermont at age 9 after the death of her mother. She remained there for the majority of her life until her death in Philadelphia in 1959. Cleghorn's poetry is largely didactic in nature, serving to illustrate Christian Socialist values and progressive political and social principles. Her most widely known poem "The Golf Links" is an ironic and satirical look at child labor. Her first volume of poetry, Portraits and Protests was published in 1917 and her second, Peace and Freedom in 1945. Her autobiography, published in 1936, was prefaced with an introduction by Robert Frost.

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