Conkling, Grace Walcott Hazard
- Kathy D. Hadley
Conkling, Grace Walcott Hazard (07 February 1878–15 November 1958), poet and English professor, was born in New York City, the daughter of Christopher Grant, a Presbyterian minister, and Frances Post Hazard. In 1899 Conkling graduated with a bachelor of letters degree from Smith College, where she returned to teach English in 1914. First, she taught English, Latin, and Greek at Graham School in New York for a year (1901–1902) and then traveled to Europe, where she studied music at the University of Heidelberg in 1902–1903 and languages in Paris during 1903–1904. In 1905 she married Roscoe Platt Conkling, with whom she had two children. The Conklings lived for nearly five years in Mexico. Their daughter Hilda became known as a child prodigy after her mother had two collections of her poetry published, ...