Jacobs, Florence (1898 - 1978)

Genre: Non-Fiction, Poetry, Short Stories

Florence Burrill Jacobs was born in East Madison, ME and began writing verse when she was only 6 years old. She graduated from East Madison High School then taught school for several years, attended Shaw's Business College (Portland), worked in the Skowhegan Farm Bureau office and at the family store. She married and remained in Madison, ME to raise her family.

She began submitting poems to various publications as a teenager and began making a career out of writing in the 1930's. Her poetry was included in many different publications, as well as Hallmark cards and gift books and her poems won several awards. She also published short stories, romances and books.

Selected Bibliography

  • Gentle Harvest: Poetic Moods and Memories of a Woman's Life (1970)
  • Neighbors: Poems (1949)
  • Stones and Other Poems (1932)

Selected Resources