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Poets Of The Restoration

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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Poets Of The Restoration
29 min2011 JUN 6
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In this episode of Poets of the Restoration, we take a closer look at the life of the poet Emmeline B. Wells. She was born in Petersham, Massachusetts, in 1828. Her father passed away when she was only four years old, and her mother and siblings raised her from then on. She honed her writing skills at a literary school in Salem, from which she graduated in 1841. She was baptized in 1842. She married three times throughout her life, became a largely successful advocate for women’s rights, and edited the Women’s Exponent periodical for 37 years. She wrote her poetry to express the universal human conditions of love, suffering, sadness, and hope. By doing so, she inspired her readers and herself to move forward and keep the faith.