In 1893 he became a self-employed poet. His debut collection of verse came out in 1894. At least 15 more would follow.
He married Lilith Castleberry in 1898; the couple had 5 children.
- 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
- revised edition (as Edmund Vance Cooke). New York: Dodge, 1905.
- 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.
- Chronicles of the Little Tot. New York: Dodge, 1905.
- Little Songs for Two. New York: Dodge, 1909.
- Cheerful Children. Chicago: Beckley-Cardy, 1923.
- Told to the Little Tot. New York: Dodge, 1906.
- "How Did You Die?"
- "Laugh a Little Bit" at Your Daily Poem
- "They Called Him Rags"
- Cooke, Edmund Vance (1866-1932) (5 poems) at Representative Poetry Online
- Edmund Vance Cooke at PoemHunter (12 poems)
- Poems of Edmund Vance Cooke.
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