Frank Dempster Sherman

Frank Dempster Sherman was an American poet, whose poetry has been set to music by Margaret Ruthven Lang ("The Sky Ship") and Amy Beach ("Clouds").

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Born in Peekskill, New York, Frank Dempster Sherman attended and graduated from Columbia University. He taught there most of his life. He was a passionate genealogist and was known as a writer of light verse. Louis Untermeyer describes Sherman’s poetry as “pleasantness perfumed with a pungeant wit.”

–Christie Finn

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