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Genevieve Taggard (1894-1948) was an American poet. She began writing poetry at the early age of 13. Her poems were published in The Nation, The Kenyon Review, The New Yorker, The New Republic. In 1914 she enrolled at the University of California at Berkeley. Here she became an active member of the socialist political and literary community. She graduated in 1919 upon which she moved to New York City in 1920. Once in New York she started working for the publisher B. W. Huebsch and in 1921 she cofounded the journal The Measure along with fellow writer and friend Maxwell Anderson. Upon living in New York for most of the 1920s she assumed a teaching position at Mount Holyoke College where she taught from 1929 to 1930. In 1932 she accepted a professorship at Bennington College, and in 1934 she moved on to teach at Sarah Lawrence College where she remained until 1947. Her works include: For Eager Lovers (1922), Hawaiian Hilltop (1923), Words for the Chisel (1926), Travelling Standing Still (1928) and Calling Western Union (1936).