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Florence Rome Garrett, American poet. Book inclusion in the collection The Ko MUs. of Haiku, Japan; works included in Walt Whitman Collection. Member Roxbury Democratic Town Committee, 1972-1973, National Democratic Committee, Hebron, Connecticut, 1992-1998. Fellow Academy of Poetry and Literature; member National League of America Pen Women (branch president Long Island branch 1954-1956, poetry chair Connecticut Pioneer branch 1959-1961).

Background

Garrett, Florence Rome was born on September 10, 1912 in Brooklyn. Daughter of George and Blanche Alice (Smith) Rome.

Career

Professional accompanist, New York, Connecticut, 1930-1961. Piano teacher Long Island, New York, 1930-1955. Editor Flume Press, Bridgewater and Hebron, Connecticut, since 1975.

Poetry lecturer, Long Island, New York. Director poetry workshops, Connecticut.

Works

Membership

Member Roxbury Democratic Town Committee, 1972-1973, National Democratic Committee, Hebron, Connecticut, 1992-1998. Fellow Academy of Poetry and Literature. Member National League of America Pen Women (branch president Long Island branch 1954-1956, poetry chair Connecticut Pioneer branch 1959-1961).

Connections

Married Elmer Ellsworth Garrett, June 2, 1934 (deceased October 1993). Children: Susan Taylor, James Garrett.

father:
George Rome

mother:
Blanche Alice (Smith) Rome

spouse:
Elmer Ellsworth Garrett

children:
Susan Taylor Garrett

James Garrett