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Eunice Tietjens (July 29, 1884 – September 6, 1944) was an American poet, novelist, journalist, children's author, lecturer, and editor.

Early years and education

Eunice Strong Hammond was born in Chicago on July 29, 1884. She was educated in Europe and traveled extensively. She lived in Florida, New York City, Japan, China, Tahiti and Tunisia, among other places.

Career

Tietjens was a World War I correspondent for the Chicago Daily News in France, 1917-1918. Her poems had already begun to be published in Poetry: A Magazine of Verse, the noted poetry magazine, around 1913. She later became publisher Harriet Monroe’s associate editor there for more than twenty-five years. Tietjens' was considered a more patient and generous editor, whose style contrasted sharply with that of Monroe, who was not known to treat would-be contributors with "kid gloves".

One collection of stories, "Burton Holmes Travel Stories: Japan, Korea and Formosa" (1924) contains lively descriptions of East Asian countries.

Tietjens was also a Contributing Editor for the Compton’s Encyclopedia.

Personal life

Her first husband was Paul Tietjens, whom she married in Paris in 1904 and by whom she had two daughters, Idea and Janet. They divorced in 1914 in the aftermath of Idea's death, and she remarried in 1920 to Cloyd Head, playwright and theatrical director, by whom she had a son, Marshall Head.

She died in 1944 in her hometown of Chicago, aged 60 from cancer.

Poems

  • Old Friendship
  • The Steam Shovel
  • Presence of Eternity
  • The Great Man
  • The Most Sacred Mountain
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