Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Maysville Produced Two of Kentucky's Poet Laureates

An article published by the Ledger-Independent in 1975 points out that Maysville was the home of two of Kentucky's poet laureates. Both Henry T. Stanton and Mrs. Eleanor Duncan Wood immortalized Kentucky scenes through their writings. Stanton was the editor for two early Maysville papers and contributed many articles to periodicals printed during the 1850s before becoming an Adjutant General under John C. Breckinridge and John Hunt Morgan. In the last years of his life, he devoted much of his time to writing poetry. Mrs. Wood, who wrote in the early 1900s, won a state award for her poem about soldiers during World War I. Her words are cast in bronze at the University of Kentucky. Ledger Independent Article

posted at 12:22 PM by Jeremy Parnell