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Eunice Tietjens

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Eunice Tietjens, born July 29, 1884, is the author of four poetry collections: China (Wheeler Publishing Company, 1930), Leaves in Windy Weather (Alfred A. Knopf, 1929), Body and Raiment (Alfred A. Knopf, 1919), and Profiles from China: Sketches in Free Verse of People and Things Seen in the Interior (Alfred A. Knopf, 1917). A Chicago native, Tietjens worked as a World War I correspondent for the Chicago Daily News and served as the associate editor at Poetry with Harriet Monroe for over twenty-five years. Tietjens was considered a part of the Chicago literary renaissance and was friends with many important writers of the time, like Edgar Lee Masters and Sara Teasdale. She died on September 6, 1944.

by this poet

who visits me in a hospital

Like a fleet with bellying sails, 
Like the great bulk of a sea-cliff with the staccato bark 
     of waves about it, 
Like the tart tang of the sea breeze
Are you;
Filling the little room where I lie straitly on a white 
     island between pain and pain.