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Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILDREN Fiction Poetry

Born: September 3, 1850 in St. Louis, MO


Illinois Connection

Field attended Knox College in Galesburg for a year. He then moved to Chicago in 1883 and wrote for the Chicago Daily News. He lived there until his death.

Biographical and Professional Information

Eugene Field was a journalist and poet who lived in Chicago and is best known for children's poetry and humorous essays - most notably, Wynken, Blynken and Nod. He worked on the editorial staffs for several newspapers including the St. Joseph Gazette, Kansas City Times and Denver Tribune. He also wrote a column, Sharps and Flats, for Chicago Morning News, 1883-1895.

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-- *Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, 2016