“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day”. – Edith Lovejoy Pierce
Edith Lovejoy Pierce (1904-1983) was a twentieth-century poet and pacifist.
Pierce was born in 1904 in Oxford,England. She married an American in 1929 and moved to theU.S.the same year. She and her husband lived in Evanston, Illinois.
Pierce was a poet and pacifist whose Christianity informed these two careers. In her writing she drew inspiration from the Bible, Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolent resistance, music, history, and religious mysticism, among other sources.