31 Days of Notable Women- Edith Lovejoy Pierce, peace activist and poet


“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.

Source: http://www.bu.edu/dbin/mlkjr/collection/detail.php?id=56360&height=400&width=600

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10 thoughts on “31 Days of Notable Women- Edith Lovejoy Pierce, peace activist and poet

  1. Strange – this lady was born and died in the same years as my father. But my dad married 3 years later than Edith. 🙂 I don’t recall if I have heard of her or not, but the quote you opened with is excellent.

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  2. This is really the second posting of yours I’ve really checked out. I enjoy this particular one, “31 Days of Notable Women-
    Edith Lovejoy Pierce, peace activist and poet” I feel it’s one of the very best. Thanks, Louise

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    1. Louise, I’m charmed you dropped by the blog, March will be here in 2 short weeks, and I’ll once more be posting “31 Days of Notable Women”. I invite you to ‘follow’ the blog so you won’t miss a single exciting entry! Blessed Beeeees, Diane T. and furfamily.

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