Edgar Lee Masters was born in Garnett and later moved to Illinois.
Although he was a lawyer by profession, his heart was that of a poet. In his spare time he wrote constantly – poems and stories.
All told, he produced 53 books – plays, novels, collections of poems and biographies of famous Americans such as Walt Whiteman, Mark Twain and Abraham Lincoln.
He is best known for a collection of free-verse poems he wrote in 1914.
Question: What was the collection of his poems called?
Don’t forget: The contest ends Dec. 31.
Answer to Monday’s question: One of the first actions the all-woman jury from El Dorado took was to order the spittoons removed from the jury box.
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