She attended Bryn Mawr College, 1892-1894. She taught at a private school for 5 years, then became an instructor at Hull House, a settlement house in Chicago. She lived in Chicago for the rest of her life.
She wrote an article for McClure's magazine on the 1909 Cherry Mine fire, which put her in demand during the 1910s as a social commentator and Progressive activist, promoting the causes of working-class women, child laborers, victims of the Eastland pleasure-boat disaster, and suffragists.
American Women Writers: "Wyatt believed heterogeneous Americans share primarily the experience of migration: 'Movement through a variety of country' is, she declares, the unifying theme of the poems in The Wind in the Corn (1917). 'To a River God' exemplifies her poetry's dynamic attention to geography, unity-in-diversity theme, and ritualistic, chanting rhythms, which occasionally disintegrate into sing-song. Most admired were Wyatt's urban poems: 'November in the City' and 'City Equinoctial' epitomize her unconventional portrayal of natural cycles in city as well as country scenes."
- True Love: A comedy for the affections. New York: McClure, Phillips, 1903; Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1993.
- The Invisible Gods: A novel. New York & London: Harper, 1923.
- The Satyr's Children: A fable. Chicago: Argus Books, 1939.
- Every One His Own Way. New York: McClure, Phillips, 1901; Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1972.
- Making Both Ends Meet: The income and outlay of New York working girls (with Sue Ainslie Clark). New York: Macmillan, 1911.
- "Stephen Crane," in The New Republic 4:45 (September 11, 1915), 148-150.
- Great Companions. New York & London: Appleton, 1917; Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1966.
- A Peace-Lover's War Epic. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1917.
- The Answerer: Walt Whitman. New York: North American Review, 1919.
- Great Companions (literary essays). New York: Appleton, 1917; Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1969.
- Edith Franklin Wyatt, Poets.org, Academy of American Poets. Web, Aug. 18, 2015.
- Wyatt, Edith Franklin, American Women Writers: A critical reference guide from colonial times to the present, Gale, 2000. Encyclopedia.com, Web, Jan. 4,2019.
- Search results = au:Edith Wyatt, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, May 10, 2015.
- "April Weather"
- Edith Franklin Wyatt profile & poem ("Sympathy") at the Academy of American Poets
- Edith Wyatt in The New Poetry: An anthology: "On the Great Plateau," "Summer Hail," "To F.W.," "A City Afternoon"
- Edith Franklin Wyatt at the Poetry Foundation
- Wyatt in Poetry: A magazine of verse, 1912-1922: "Sympathy," "Clover," "April Weather," "Summer Hail," "To F.W.," "On the Great Plateau," "Sleep," "City Whistles"
- Edith Wyatt at Amazon.com
- Wyatt, Edith Franklin, American Women Writers
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