Leonora Speyer

Leonora Speyer, a violinist as well as a poet, won the 1927 Pulitzer Prize for her volume Fiddler's Farewell.

Image: Portrait of Lady Speyer by John Singer Sargent, 1907, public domain

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Speyer, who was born in Washington D.C., studied music in several places in Europe, including Paris, Brussels, and Leipzig. After marrying for the second time and moving back to America (from London), Speyer began writing poetry in 1915.

–Christie Finn

Related Information

Books

A Canopic Jar

By Leonora Speyer

Fiddler’s Farewell

By Leonora Speyer

Songs

Sheet Music

"Mine Be the Lips" (op. 113)

Composer(s): Amy Beach

IMSLP: Free Sheet Music

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