SILL, EDWARD ROWLAND. Born in Windsor, Connecticut, 1841; died in Cleveland,
Ohio, 1887. Edward Rowland Sill was a poet of rare gifts and
his death, when scarcely in middle life, cut short a richly maturing
talent. Most of his life was spent in teaching. After his graduation
at Yale, in 1861, he was first connected with a school at Cuyahoga
Falls, Ohio, but for several years prior to his death was Professor
of English Literature at the University of California.
This biographical note is reprinted
from The Little Book of American Poets: 1787-1900. Ed.
Jessie B. Rittenhouse. Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1915.