Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker

1893 - 1967

Dorothy Parker's poetry has been set to music by dozens of American composers, including John Musto, Ricky Ian Gordon, Lee Hoiby, Jake Heggie, and Charles Fussell.

Image: Dorothy Parker, photo courtesy of the Library of Congress


"Dorothy Parker’s biting wit made her a legend, but it also masked her lonely struggle with depression. A member of the Algonquin Round Table group of writers, she wrote criticism for Vogue, Vanity Fair, and later the New Yorker. During the 1930s, Parker moved to Hollywood, where she worked on such films as A Star Is Born, for which she won an Academy Award."

--The Poetry Foundation website

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