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by George J. Dance

Edmund Vance Cook

Edmund Vance Cook (1866-1932). Courtesy Iowa Digital Library.

Edmund Vance Cooke (June 5, 1866 - December 18, 1932) was a Canadian poet. He has been called the "Poet laureate of childhood." He was among the earliest poets to broadcast their poetry.[1]

Life Edit

Cooke was born in Port Dover, Ontario. At 13 or 14 he began working for the White Sewing Machine Co.[1]

In 1893 he became a self-employed poet. His debut collection of verse came out in 1894. At least 15 more would follow.[1]

He married Lilith Castleberry in 1898; the couple had 5 children.[2]

In 1920 Cooke began broadcasting his poetry on the new Detroit, Michigan, news radio station, WWJ.[1]

He died in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1932.[1]

Publications Edit

PoetryEdit

  • A Patch of Pansies (as "J. Edmund V. Cooke"). New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1894.
  • Rimes to be Read (as "J. Edmund V. Cooke"). Chicago: W.B. Conkey, 1897
  • Impertinent Poems. Boston: Forbes, 1903;
    • 2nd edition (illustrated by Gordon Ross). New York: Dodge, 1907.
  • A Morning's Mail. Philadelphia: Pearson, 1907.
  • I Rule the House. New York: Dodge, 1910.
  • Basebology. Chicago: Forbes, 1912.
  • The Story Club. New York: Dodge, 1912.
  • The Uncommon Commoner, and similar songs of democracy. New York: Dodge, 1913.
  • Just Then Something Happened. New York: Dodge, 1914.
  • Brass Tacks Ballads. Chicago: Bookfellows, 1924.
  • Companionable Poems. Chicago: A.C. McClurg, 1924.
  • From the Book of Extenuations. New York: George H. Doran, 1926.

JuvenileEdit

PoetryEdit

StoriesEdit

How did you die? Edmund Vance Cooke

How did you die? Edmund Vance Cooke


Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy the University of Toronto.[1]

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NotesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Cooke, Edmund Vance (1866-1932), Representative Poetry Online, University of Toronto, UToronto.ca, Web, Nov. 18, 2011.
  2. Edmund Vance Cooke, AllPoetry. Web, Apr. 3, 2017.

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