Eunice Tietjens Postcards

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Photo Dec 19, 1 08 32 PM.jpg

Eunice Tietjens Postcards

15.00

A ten-pack of Eunice Tietjens postcards with original art by local writer and artist, Dmitry Samarov.

Eunice Tietjens was born Eunice Strong Hammond in 1884 in Chicago. Considered instrumental to the Chicago Renaissance, she was a poet, a novelist, and an editor. During World War I, she worked as the Chicago Daily News correspondent in France and served as an associate editor for Poetry for 25 years under editor-in-chief Harriet Monroe. During her time in Chicago, Tietjens developed close friendships with the poets Edgar Lee Masters and Sara Teasdale.

The back of the postcard features a quote from one of her essays: “THERE ARE TIMES WHEN BEAUTY, IN THIS CASE THE SPECIFIC BEAUTY OF THE WRITTEN WORD, SEEMS ALMOST VISIBLY PRESENT WITH US, AND WE CAN FEEL IT SPREADING ITS SLENDER LEAVES IN THE SUN AND STRIKING STRONG WHITE ROOTS DEEP INTO THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE.”

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