(March 23, 1865 – December 8, 1914) was a poet from Louisville, Kentucky
Madison Julius Cawein was born in Louisville, Kentucky
on March 23, 1865, the fifth child of William and Christiana (Stelsly) Cawein. His father made patent medicines from herbs. Cawein thus became acquainted with and developed a love for local nature as a child.
After graduating from high school, Cawein worked in a pool hall in Louisville as a cashier in Waddill's New-market, which also served as a gambling house.Perkins, David. A History of Modern Poetry: From the 1890s to the High Modernist Mode
. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1976: 102. ISBN 0-674-39945-5 He worked there for six years, saving his pay so he could return home to write.
His output was thirty-six books Rothert, Otto A. "Appendix A: List of Cawein's Books." The Story of a Poet: Madison Cawein;: His Intimate Life as Revealed by His Letters and Other Hitherto Unpublished Material, Including Reminiscences by His Closest Associates; also Articles from Newspapers and Magazines, and a List of His Poems.
1921. Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1971: 457-466. ISBN 0-8369-5640-0"Madison Cawein." Contemporary Authors Online.
Detroit: Gale, 2003. Gale Biography In Context.
Web. 29 Dec. 2010.Rothert, Otto A. "Appendix B: Index to Poems in Cawein's Books." The Story of a Poet:......