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If I Had Known by Alice Dunbar-Nelson

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April 2, 2017

If I Had Known

Alice Dunbar-Nelson

About This Poem


"If I Had Known" was published in Violets and Other Tales (The Monthly Review, 1895).


Alice Dunbar-Nelson was born on July 19, 1875, in New Orleans, Louisiana. A civil rights activist as well as a poet, she authored many poetry collections, including Violets and Other Tales (The Monthly Review, 1895) and The Goodness of St. Rocque and Other Stories (Dodd, Mead and Company, 1899). She died in 1935.


Poetry by Dunbar-Nelson


The Works of Alice Dunbar-Nelson: Volume 1

(Oxford University Press, 1994)

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