Frank Dempster Sherman

1860 - 1916

Frank Dempster Sherman was an American poet, whose poetry has been set to music by Margaret Ruthven Lang ("The Sky Ship") and Amy Beach ("Clouds").


Born in Peekskill, New York, Frank Dempster Sherman attended and graduated from Columbia University. He taught there most of his life. He was a passionate genealogist and was known as a writer of light verse. Louis Untermeyer describes Sherman's poetry as "pleasantness perfumed with a pungeant wit."

--Christie Finn

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